1. When did the Salem witch trials take place? 2. How many people died? 3. Was this the first time people had been tried as witches? Explain a bit about the history. 4. How did people avoid execution? 5. Why did the land suffer along with the people? 6. When did the witch trials end? 7. Summarize the procedures used in the Salem Trials. 8. The Cause of the Salem Witch Trials—identify at least three reasons for the outbreak in Salem.
Part III: Arthur Miller 1. Arthur Miller’s birth: 2. Arthur Miller’s death: 3. What other well-known play did he write? 4. What famous person was he married to (for a while) and what did she have to do to marry him? 5. What university did he attend? What degree did he receive there? 6. Why did he not have to serve in World War II? 7. When did The Crucible open on Broadway? 8. Before what committee did he have to appear in 1956? 9. In May 1957, of what was he found guilty? 10. What happened in August 1958? 11. What was the “Hollywood Ten”? Part IV: McCarthyism Senator Joseph McCarthy and the Red Scare of the 1950s 1. Who was Joseph McCarthy and what was he looking for? Why? 2. Why were Americans afraid of Communists? 3. What was the House on Un-American Activities and what did it do? 4. What were the “Hollywood Ten” and “Hollywood Blacklist”? 5. Describe the victims of McCarthyism. (Summarize the section) 6. List three famous Americans who were targeted. Please identify what they were famous for.
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