The Crucible Act 2 Study Guide

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What does Mary Warren give Elizabeth?
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A small rag doll, or a “poppet”, that Mary had sewn that day in court.
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What is Elizabeth’s reaction to the gift?
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She is surprised. A doll is an odd gift for a grown woman.
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How many people have been arrested?
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39 people were arrested.
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What will happen to those who do not confess?
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They will be hung.
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Who has confessed?
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Only Sarah Good confesses.
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What does this mean for the others?
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Now Sarah Good confessed, the charges against the others are more believable.
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What would spare Sarah Good from hanging?
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Considering she was pregnant, they spare her for her baby.
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What shocking news does Mary offer regarding Elizabeth?
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Mary says Elizabeth is accused of witchcraft.
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What causes does Elizabeth immediately suspect?
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She suspects that the accusation was Abigail’s way of getting rid of her and marrying John.
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Ameliorate:
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to make better or more tolerable
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Crone:
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a withered old woman
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“cry me out”:
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accuse me as a witch
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Daft:
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made; insane
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Flailing:
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searching in frustration
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“from this out”:
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from now on
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“I’d as life”:
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I’d rather
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Indignant:
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showing anger aroused by something unjust, unworthy, or mean
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Pallor:
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paleness
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Poppet:
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small doll
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Quail:
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to recoil in dread of terror
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Sarcastical:
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in a scornful, mocking or derisive manner
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Tainted:
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contaminated; corrupted
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Wily:
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crafty; cunning

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