Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight 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. According to the Chorus, what does the Archbishop bring into Canterbury?
(a) War.
(b) Joy.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Death.

2. What group of people does the Chorus consist of?
(a) The Poor of Canterbury.
(b) The Women of Canturbury.
(c) The Hand of God.
(d) The Ghosts of Canterbury.

3. "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?
(a) Love.
(b) The Past.
(c) Death.
(d) Fate.

4. How does the Chorus describe itself?
(a) Small folk.
(b) Lonely folk.
(c) Poor folk.
(d) Representative of all people of Canterbury.

5. What does the First Priest compare the women of Canterbury to?
(a) Chickens in a coop.
(b) Frogs in the treetops.
(c) Worms in the belly.
(d) Horses in the stalls.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Third Tempter describe himself?

2. What are the priests eager to know once the Messenger has delivered his initial message?

3. Finish the thought of the First Tempter: "A man will often love what he ______."

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

5. What is the feeling of the general public in regard to the Archbishop's return?

(see the answer key)

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