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. How does Thomas Beckett's thought end?: "If the Archbishop cannot trust the Throne/ He has good cause to trust none but _____________"
(a) God alone.
(b) Himself alone.
(c) His people alone.
(d) The Pope alone.

2. According to the Chorus, what does the Archbishop bring into Canterbury?
(a) Wealth.
(b) War.
(c) Joy.
(d) Death.

3. What does Beckett claim the Fourth Tempter offers?
(a) Hopes that Die.
(b) Dreams to Damnation.
(c) An End to Suffering.
(d) Promises of Nothing.

4. How does the chorus define its time in Canterbury since the Archbishop left seven years previous?
(a) Living and partly dying.
(b) Living and partly suffering.
(c) Dying and partly dying.
(d) Living and partly living.

5. What would Beckett have the congregation do?
(a) Remember his words.
(b) Avenge his death.
(c) Forget his words.
(d) See the light.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is not one of the ways the Chorus, the priests and the Tempters describe an unexpected death?

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

3. What, according to the First Tempter, "should be more than biting Time can sever?"

4. What is the best way to define the style in which T.S. Eliot wrote the Interlude?

5. How many visitors did Beckett expect?

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