This document contains 25 questions that can be used as bell-ringer activites, journal assignments, or essay questions. They could also be used to spur higher level class discussions before or after reading The Crucible. A variety of questions are provided for differentiated instruction. Some of the questions can be used for internet research projects or as extensions to classroom reading activities. I have posed several of these questions in my own American Literature classroom and the students enjoy expressing their opinions on hot topics like those explored in The Crucible.