Would You Have Survived the Salem Witch Trials?

By: Teresa McGlothlin
Estimated Completion Time
4 min
Would You Have Survived the Salem Witch Trials?
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About This Quiz

During 1692 and 1693, the folks of Salem, Massachusetts began the process of ridding their town of witches through a series of trials that left behind a grim history. With over 200 people tried, 20 unfortunate souls were convicted of witchcraft or practicing the devil's arts. Although we cannot tell you what someone from the 1600s might think of you, we do believe we'll figure out enough about you to let you know whether they would have tried you or not. 

As you go through our questions, try to answer as honestly as possible. Even if our results show that you would have been burned at the stake, we won't share your answers with anyone, especially not a witch trial lawyer! Once we see how you live and the things you know about witches throughout the ages, we think that we will know how well you would have fared. 

Whether you would have been convicted or simply diagnosed with mass hysteria is completely up to the things you share with us. We'll do our best to see it through the eyes of frightened villagers, and we'll tell you what fate you would have endured. Will you do as well as you think you will, or do you have some soul-searching to do?


What can a witch do that you wouldn't mind trying?
Fly on a broom
Cast spells
Make potions
Live alone in the woods

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Which witchy name would you give to a new pet?
Evanora
Alizon
Jadis
Locasta

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If you traveled back to the 1600s, which job would you want to have?
Apothecary
Cobbler
Blacksmith
Chandler

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Are you more like the Wicked Witch of the West or the Good Witch of the South?
I'm all wicked witch.
I have moments of being like both.
I'm more like Glinda.
I'm not like either of them.

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Which of the Halliwell sisters is your favorite?
Prue
Piper
Pheobe
Paige

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How many times have you watched "The Blair Witch Project?"
I've seen it at least 10 times.
I've never seen it.
I have only seen it once.
I've seen it a couple of times.

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Do you have any mysterious birthmarks?
No, but I have a long, crooked finger.
I have a couple of weird birthmarks.
I have a strange mole.
I don't have any birthmarks.

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Which character from "The Craft" would you want to befriend?
Nancy Downs
Sarah Bailey
Bonnie Harper
Rochelle Zimmerman

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What would you do with a pack of flying monkeys?
I would set them loose at the office.
I would teach them to fight crime.
I would try to rehome them.
I would contact the local zoo.

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Have you ever dressed like a witch for Halloween?
I've dressed like a warlock.
I usually dress like a witch.
I like to wear funnier costumes.
I don't really celebrate Halloween.

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Do you consider yourself more spiritual than religious?
I'm not into religion or spirituality.
I'm on the more spiritual side.
I'm a little spiritual and a lot of religious.
I'm devoutly religious.

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If you could cast a spell on your boss, which one would it be?
A spell of silence
A disappearance spell
A give me a raise spell
A love spell

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Has anyone ever accused you of being a witch?
It sounds like a witch, but starts with a different letter.
It's happened once or twice.
It was my ex's pet name for me.
No one has ever called me a witch.

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Which part of a witch's wardrobe would you wear?
Pointy hat
Long black dress
Velvet robe
Pointy shoes

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If you were a witch, which type of witch would you be?
Alexandrian witch
Solitary witch
Hereditary witch
Kitchen witch

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Would you ever use a love potion?
I have and I will again.
That's a great idea.
Love potions do not work.
I would rather use my charm.

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How much do you know about Marie Laveau?
She's my idol.
I've heard the name.
I know enough to be frightened of her.
I don't know who she is.

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Do you currently own a cauldron?
I do!
I have a plastic Halloween cauldron.
Why would I have a cauldron?
No, but I have a fire pit.

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Which of these things is more frightening than a witch?
Vampire
Zombie
Poltergeist
Werewolf

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Do you have a hard time telling when someone is lying?
I'm a human lie detector.
I usually know when they are being untruthful.
I try to believe people.
I believe people too often.

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Which of these fairy tales did you like most as a child?
"Hansel and Gretel"
"Snow White"
"Rapunzel"
"The Frog Princess"

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Where would you sport a pair of ruby slippers?
I would wear them everywhere.
I would wear them to bed.
I don't wear slippers.
Ruby is too loud for me.

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If you could wiggle your nose and manifest one thing, what would it be?
A banana
A pile of cash
A hot fudge sundae
A brand new car

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Which of the earth's elements are you more in touch with?
Fire
Air
Water
Earth

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Which of these sins have you committed recently?
Lust
Gluttony
Wrath
Pride

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Would your friends say you have a mean streak?
They would say I can be pure evil.
My friends would say that, sure.
I don't think they would say mean.
None of my friends would say that.

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How do you feel about black cats?
I love them.
I like other cats more.
They freak me out.
I don't like cats at all.

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Do you feel the effects of the full moon?
All. The. Time.
I never notice.
I feel the effects of retrograde more.
I think it's a bunch of nonsense.

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Which of your traits do you have in common with a witch?
I'm spooky.
I'm dedicated to my craft.
Children also fear me.
I don't have anything in common with a witch.

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Which historical era would you like to visit?
Stone Age
Bronze Age
Industrial Age
Wild West

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