Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 1.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does the Third Tempter believe upon his arrival?
(a) He was unexpected.
(b) He was expected.
(c) He is there to cause confusion.
(d) He is in danger.

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

4. What character(s) opens the play with the first monologue?
(a) Thomas Becket.
(b) The Priests.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) The Messenger.

5. What does the Messenger say were the last words of Thomas Becket to the King of England before the Archbishop's exile?
(a) My Lord, I leave you as a man whom in this life I shall not see again.
(b) My Lord, I leave England, a land I shall not see again.
(c) My Lord, I leave you as a man, whom you shall see again as an angel.
(d) My Lord, I leave you as a man, whom you shall not see again for seven years.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Becket say saved him from the wrath of his enemies?

2. What does the Chorus claim is their purpose in the action of the play?

3. What is not one of the events of the past seven years that the Chorus describes?

4. What doesn't the Third Priest see in "the art of temporal government?"

5. What does the First Priest compare the women of Canterbury to?

(see the answer key)

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