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Why is Betty in an unconscious state at the beginning of the play?
Because Tituba has cast a spell on her.
Because she has been shocked and terrified by her father's sudden appearance when she was in the woods doing something she knew was forbidden.
Because Abigail has cast a spell on her.
Why did Tituba name Goody Good and Goody Osburn as witches when Hale questioned her at the end of Act 1?
Because she had a personal grudge against those two women.
Because she was an evil woman who wanted to see people hurt.
Because she was terrified and told Hale the first things that came into her head.
Where has Mary Warren just come from when she arrives home at the Proctors' house in Act 2?
She has been in court all day.
She has come from her parents' house.
She has been playing with the other girls.
Why in Act 3 does John Proctor tell the court that he and Abigail have had an affair?
Because he is sorry for what he has done and wants to confess.
Because he hates Abigail and wants revenge.
Because he wants to cast doubt on Abigail's testimony and influence in the courtroom.
What does Proctor do when, in Act 4, Danforth demands that he names others whom he saw with the Devil?
He gives the names of just the people who are his enemies.
He refuses to accuse anyone at all.
He gives the names of all the people he saw.