The Crucible: Study Booklet
1. Table of content. Each section must have a title and page number.
2. History page: Write a brief description of the Salem witch trials and of McCarthyism. Write a short biography of
Arthur Miller’s life. (Minimum two paragraphs, typed and double spaced, you can find this information on the
introductory page.) Use pictures or drawings to illustrate your history page.
3. Tree Map: Use a tree map to put characters under their family name. Categories should be Proctor, Putnam,
Parris, Corey, Nurse, and others. Include the servants under the family name. Write a brief description of each
4. Answer question one and pick one other essay questions to answer. Your answers should be typed and double
spaced. Three or more paragraphs long and quotes from the play should be included when applicable.
1. Discuss the relationship between The Crucible and either The Scarlet Letter. What idea, theme, and similarity in characters or concepts
do these works of literature have in common?
2. Discuss the role that grudges and personal rivalries play in the witch trial hysteria.
3. Compare the roles that Elizabeth Proctor and Abigail Williams play in The Crucible.
4. What role does sex, and sexual repression; play in The Crucible? Why do you believe Miller includes this aspect of human nature in his
5. Why are Danforth, Hathorne, and the other authorities so resistant to believing the claim that Abigail and the other girls are lying?
What does this say or prove about human nature?
5. Multi-flow map: Use a multi-flow map to show the cause and effect of Tituba’s stories. Include a paragraph to
explain your multi-flow map.
6. Flow Map: Use flow maps to show each act. Please have pictures in the boxes and captions underneath to
summarize the story. You may use pictures from the internet or magazines. Include two sentences that explain the
most significant occurrence of each act.
7. Double bubble map: Use a double map to compare two characters of your choice. Use quotes from the play to prove
your description of the character and a paragraph describing why you chose to compare and contrast the two
characters as well as the similarities and differences.
Ex. Abigal= Vindictive
“Let either of you breathe a word, or the edge of a word, about the other things, and I will come to you in the black of
some terrible night and I will bring a pointy reckoning that will shudder you” (Miller, 19).
8. Theme: What is the topic or subject of the play? (One word) What is the conflict and how is it resolved? What is
the theme? (Theme must be one sentence) This will be on the same page as the reflection page.
9. Reflection Page: Reflect on your experience of reading this play. Did you like or dislike it, why? Do you feel it was
worth reading, why or why not? What did you learn that was of value to you? Do you believe this situation is
realistic? Could a situation similar in theme happen today? One or more paragraph.
Use 1-9 to create a booklet about The Crucible. Your booklet will be judged on the quality of your Flow maps, and
short answers. It will also be judged on creativity, neatness and use of quotes.
Your booklet is due the first day back from winter break.
Category 4 3 2 1
Table of All elements are listed Most elements are Some elements are listed Few elements are listed
content and have page numbers. listed and have page and have page numbers. 5 and have page numbers.
(10pts) (10) numbers. 7 or more (8) or more (7) 3 or under (6)
History Two or more paragraphs Two paragraphs with Two paragraphs with One paragraphs with
page with no errors typed and few errors typed. 2 some errors not typed. 1 some errors not typed.
(20 pts) double spaced. 3 or more graphics. (17) graphic. (14) No graphics. (11)
Short Each essay has three or Three paragraphs with Three paragraphs with Two paragraphs with
Essays more paragraphs with no few errors typed. some errors, not typed. some errors, not typed.
(100pts) errors typed and double Addresses the prompt. Does not fully address the Does not address the
spaced. Correctly Uses some examples prompt. No examples prompt. No examples
addresses the prompt. from the play. from the play. from the play. (60)
Uses many examples (80) (70)
from the play. (100)
Tree All characters listed and Most characters listed Most characters listed and Many characters listed
map in the correct family. and in the correct some are in the correct and not in the correct
(50pts) Tree map is drawn family. Tree map is family. Tree map is family. Tree map is not
correctly, neat and drawn correctly and drawn correctly. drawn correctly. No
colorful. Descriptions neat. Descriptions have Descriptions have errors Descriptions. (20)
have no errors and are few errors and are and are not typed. (30)
typed. (50) typed. (40)
Multi- Multi-flow map is drawn Multi-flow map is Multi-flow map is drawn Multi-flow map is drawn
flow map correctly and neatly. It drawn correctly. It correctly. It shows why correctly. It shows why
(50pts) shows why Tituba tells shows why Tituba tells Tituba tells her stories Tituba tells her stories
her stories and what her stories and what and what happens as a and what happens as a
happens as a result. happens as a result. result. Paragraph is not result. No paragraph.
Paragraph is typed and Paragraph is typed. typed. (20)
Graphics are included. (40) (30)
Flow All acts are listed. Flow All acts are listed. Missing one act. Flow Missing two acts. Flow
maps maps are correctly and Flow maps are maps are correctly drawn maps are correctly drawn
(50 pts) neatly drawn with correctly drawn with with captions. No with Pictures but no
captions. Pictures are captions. Pictures are Pictures are included. captions. There are no
included. Sentences are included. Sentences Sentences are included. sentences.
thoughtful and typed. are thoughtful. (30) (20)
Double Map is neat and correctly Map is correctly drawn. Map is correctly drawn. Map is correctly drawn.
bubble drawn. It has at least 9 It has at least 9 circles It has at least 9 circles It has at least 9 circles
map circles with 6 quotes. with 4 quotes. with 2 quotes. Paragraph but no quotes. No
(50pts) Paragraph is typed with Paragraph is typed with is not typed with some paragraph included. (20)
no errors. (50) few errors. (40) errors. (30)
Theme: Complete, clear and fully Sufficiently developed Lacks a clearly developed Incomplete or unclear
(40 pts) developed theme. (40) theme. (30) theme. (20) theme. (10)
Reflection Complete, clear and fully Sufficiently developed Lacks a clearly developed Incomplete or unclear
(20pts) developed reflection (20). theme. (17) theme. (14) developed theme. (11)
Attractiv The book is exceptionally The book is attractive The book is acceptably The book is distractingly
eness: attractive in terms of in terms of design, attractive though it may messy or very poorly
(10pts) design, layout, and layout and neatness. be a bit messy. designed. It is not
neatness. (10) (8) (7) attractive. (6)
The booklet is worth 400 points.