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The Crucible

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All of the following are listed as reasons that Rebecca Nurse was targeted by the Putnams EXCEPT

A

Rebecca Nurse wanted to break off and form a new community in Topsfield.

B

The Putnams and others resented the rise in social status of the Nurses.

C

They had a land war that lasted two days.

D

The Nurses did not support Thomas Putnam's candidate for the Salem Ministry.

E

They believed that Rebecca's spirit was coming after Mrs. Putnam.