The Salem (and other) Witch HuntsBy Mike Kubic1.Which statement identifies the central idea of the text? Highlight your answer choice.a.Historical witch hunts occurred a long time ago and are unlikely to repeat in the modern day.b.To this day, the Salem witch trials are considered the most extreme example of violent hysteria targeted at a specific group of people. c.The unreasonable fear that drove the events of Salem makes it a unique and distinct example, contrasting other witch hunts in history. d.While witch hunts may feel like a rare occurrence, such incidents are not uncommon in history, especially when people are fearful or frustrated.
2.Which quote from the text best supports the central idea of the text? Highlight your answer choice.