Study Questions
(To fully complete the answers, you may have to take the hunt more than once).

1. What trappings of power did the authorities use?

2. What kind of evidence did the authorities use to prove witchcraft?

3. What kind of crimes did authorities believe witches committed?

4. What kinds of choices does the accused have to prove innocence?

5. What pressure, psychological or physical, was brought to bear on the accused to provide evidence and/or plead guilty? 

6. How were social roles (relationships of people of different status toward one another) reinforced, changed or destroyed by this hunt?

7. Was the accused male or female, and did it make a difference in this hunt?


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