The Crucible

High SchoolEnglish  /  The Crucible

“In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town’s most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.”

Book description from Penguin

You can access 203 questions about The Crucible in Castle Learning.


Teachers will find a combination of question types available to assess comprehension of The Crucible, including: multiple choice, short answer, fill-in-the-blank, and constructed/extended response.



Breakdown of topical questions:

  • Act One
  • Act Two
  • Optional questions for the two-act version of the play
  • Act Three
  • Act Four

Common Core Standards addressed by questions about The Crucible:

  • L. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.1
  • RL. 11-12.3
  • RL. 11-12.4
  • RL. 11-12.5
  • RL. 11-12.6
  • RL.9-10.1
  • RL.9-10.2
  • RL.9-10.3
  • RL.9-10.4
  • RL.9-10.5
  • RL.9-10.6
  • W.9-10.1
  • W.9-10.2
  • W.9-10.4
  • W.9-10.9
  • RL.11-12.2
  • L.11-12.5
  • W.11-12.1
  • W.11-12.4
  • W.11-12.9
The Crucible Discussion Questions