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Salem Witch Trials

written by: tvc426
 
The infamous Salem Massachusetts Witch Trials happened in 1692. This is a quiz about that time period and those who were accused and those who participated.

Question 1:


How many people were murdered as a result of the Salem Witch Trials?
2000
1000
20
40

Question 2:


Durong the Salem Witch Trials, those accused of witchcraft were burned at the stake.
True
False

Question 3:


How old was Giles Cory when he was pressed to death?
81
103
29
74

Question 4:


Which play written by Arthur Miller chronicles the Salem Witch trials and has been made into movies?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Honors at Dawn
The Crucible
Death of a Salesmen
Listen My Children

Question 5:


Dorothy Good, who was the youngest person to be accused of witchcraft, was how old?
12
4
an infant
21

Question 6:


To what prominent religious group did the majority of people of Salem Village belong during the time of the notorious Salem witch trials in the 17th century?
Calvinists
Protestants
Catholics
Puritans

Question 7:


Which well-known author changed his name as a result of the Salem Witch Trials?
Jane Austen
Arthur Miller
Theodore Geisel
Nathaniel Hawthorn

Question 8:


Witchcraft was used as the explanation for a sickness that afflicted some of the village girls in Salem. Historians now believe that the girls hallucinations may have been caused by eating moldy bread.
False
True

Question 9:


Who was the first man to be accused of witchcraft?
George Burroughs
Samuel Good
Giles Cory
John Proctor

Question 10:


Death Hill was the name of the sight of execution during the Salem witch trials.
True
False

 


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