Which of these does NOT occur in Act Four of The Crucible?  a. The cows need milking. b. The people argue over ownership of the cows. c. The townspeople stop going to church. d. Children wander...

Which of these does NOT occur in Act Four of The Crucible?

 

a.

The cows need milking.

b.

The people argue over ownership of the cows.

c.

The townspeople stop going to church.

d.

Children wander from house to house.

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Cheever mentions the disagreement about the ownership of the cows. When Reverend Hale pleads with Danforth to consider pardons, he notes that orphans are wandering from house to house and that there are abandoned cattle. The latter implies that the cows need milking. Hale is trying to convince Danforth that the witch hunt itself, not the possibility of witches, is what is causing this hysteria and the abandonment of social duties. Danforth refuses because he wants to make an example of those accused and he thinks a pardon will make him look weak. It is never mentioned in Act Four that the townspeople stop going to church. 

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