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The Crucible Act IV Study Guide

What time of day does Act IV open?

Whose presence in the jail makes Danforth upset?

Cheever says that cows are running freely in the streets. Why are they roaming?

Who does Parris say has robbed him and vanished from town?

What object did Parris see as an intentional threat to his life? Parris clams to have had a dagger on his door.

How many people have hanged already? Why does Danforth refuse to postpone any hangings? 12 people have already been hung so Danforth refuses to postpone any other hangings because he in the banging.

Who has been arrested and detained in the dungeon?
John Proctor has been arrested and detained in the dungeon.

Is Elizabeth really pregnant?

Rev. Hale offers four signs that the town is being ruined. List them.

Who is planning to hang when the sun rises in a few hours?

Does Rebecca confess to witchcraft?

Give two reasons why Giles Corey was smart for not admitting or denying the charges against him.

Since Giles did not admit or deny witchcraft and he was a very smart man because he knew all about the court system and in the end his sons received his land. Another reason was since he did not admit or deny the charges ,when he died he died a righteous man and kept his good name.

What were Giles Corey’s dying words? How did he die?
Giles died for pressing which was were people lay huge stones on your chest to where you have trouble breathing and eventually dies. Also before Giles died his last words were “ more weight”.

What does Proctor admit to?

What will Proctor not sign?

Why would Proctor admit, but not sign, a confession of his guilt?

How does Proctor think Danforth is using him?

What finally happens to Proctor’s confession? What happens to John Proctor?
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