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A. C. Cawley
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who takes Everyman to see Confession?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Beauty.
(c) Discretion.
(d) Good Deeds.

2. What does God perceive as he was sitting in Heaven? ("Everyman")
(a) That no one loves him anymore.
(b) All on Earth have been ungrateful to him.
(c) That the time has come to break his promise.
(d) That Heaven is the only good place left.

3. By what proper name does Everyman call Confession?
(a) Dwile.
(b) Grok.
(c) Ixnay.
(d) Shrift.

4. What kind of garment does Knowledge tell Everyman to put on after he is joined by Good Deeds?
(a) A garment of hope.
(b) A garment of sorrow.
(c) A garment of faith.
(d) A garment of despair.

5. Why does Jesus say that God has sent him to Earth? ("The Women Taken in Adultery")
(a) To help man find his way.
(b) To be the Light and the Way.
(c) To redeem mankind.
(d) To insure that God does not have to punish mankind again.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Everyman told to ask of Confession?

2. In what "non-dramatic literature" does the introduction state the legend of "The Harrowing of Hell" appears?

3. Who does Everyman ask to pray for him?

4. In what gospel is Jesus' descent into hell depicted?

5. What does Caesar say he will do upon finding out that Jesus is dead? ("The Death of Pilate")

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the editor state that The N. Town Cycle of "The Women Taken in Adultery" is the best of all cycles?

2. According to the editor, what is the moral aim of "Everyman"?

3. As the accusers are telling Jesus of the "crimes" committed, what is he doing? ("The Women Taken in Adultery")

4. What does the editor state will help a reader understand "Everyman" better?

5. Why does the editor state that the liturgical playwrights "made little use of the Passion theme"?

6. According to the introduction, what does the York "Resurrection" represent?

7. According to the prologue to "Everyman", what is the treatise of the play?

8. How did the soldiers justify, for themselves, the crucifixion of Christ?

9. Why is Everyman required to go to Confession?

10. Why can Everyman not enter his grave with the company of Beauty, Strength, and Discretion?

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