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Act 2 Critical Thinking Questions

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Updated 3 months ago

1. Word cloud
50 seconds
1a) In just a few words, describe the interaction between John and Elizabeth when they are alone.
2. Poll
60 seconds
1b) How do John and Elizabeth's marital problems symbolize the problems of Salem?
  • Suspicion
  • Vengance
  • Disloyal
  • Greed
  • Respect
3. Word cloud
50 seconds
2. What is the symbolizm of the rag doll Mary Warren makes for Elizabeth?
4. Poll
60 seconds
3. What literary device is used when Elizabeth says that the crowd parted for Abigail like the sea for Isreal?
  • Metaphor
  • Imagery
  • Allusion
  • Simile
  • Personification
5. Open question
180 seconds
4. What does Proctor mean when he says, "My wife will never die for me."?
6. Word cloud
50 seconds
5. Why does Mary Warren enjoy her role in court?
7. Word cloud
50 seconds
6. What theme is predominant in Act 2?
8. Open question
180 seconds
7. Although an honest and strong man, John Proctor has an Achilles Heel: his relationship with Abigail. What does this mean?
9. Word cloud
60 seconds
8. How does Miller want the reader to feel about Elizabeth when he says that it broke her heart to kill the rabbit?
10. Open question
180 seconds
9. Why does Proctor forbid Mary Warren to continue participating in the trials? Why does she defy him?
11. Poll
60 seconds
11. When Elizabeth says to Proctor, "The magistrate sits in your hear that judeges you," what does she mean?
  • He is a hypocrite for making judgements of othe
  • He carries the knowledge of his own guilt
  • He should be punished for adultery
  • She does not judge him for his transgressions
12. Open question
180 seconds
12. At the end of Act 2, Proctor says, "It is a providence and no great change; we are what we always were, but naked now." What does he mean?

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