Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Interlude.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Beckett, who was the Lord speaking to when he said, "My peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you?"
(a) Beckett himself.
(b) His angels.
(c) The people of the world.
(d) His disciples.

2. What position did Becket resign when he was made Archbishop?
(a) Chancellor.
(b) King.
(c) Bishop.
(d) Ambassador.

3. What doesn't the Third Priest see in "the art of temporal government?"
(a) Duplicity.
(b) Intrigue.
(c) Frequent Malversation.
(d) Violence.

4. What is another observation Beckett has about his approaching murder?
(a) He will be the first martyr of Canterbury.
(b) His death will shame the King.
(c) His murder will shock the world.
(d) He may not be the last martyr.

5. Why does Beckett believe that the local bishops would not support a power move like regaining his Chancellorship?
(a) Because he excommunicated them.
(b) Because the Pope excommunicated Beckett.
(c) Because the King would not allow it.
(d) Because the Pope would not allow it.

Short Answer Questions

1. "The wheel" is spoken of time and time again. In one instance Becket says that "Only the fool, fixed in his folly, may think he can turn the wheel on which he turns." What is the idea of a wheel supposed to symbolize?

2. What is another way Beckett defines peace?

3. How does the structure of the dialogue change during Becket's first temptation?

4. Who does Becket say may have intercepted his letters and planned his demise?

5. Out of the following choices, which would be the least likely reason behind the sermon?

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