Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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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) Himself alone.
(b) The Pope alone.
(c) God alone.
(d) His people alone.

2. Out of the following choices, which would be the least likely reason behind the sermon?
(a) To celebrate martyrdom.
(b) To prepare his followers for his death.
(c) To help define peace for his congregation.
(d) To submit to the Tempters.

3. What is the first action that the Second Priest wants to take to welcome the Archbishop back to Canterbury?
(a) Lead a prayer.
(b) Throw a celebration in his honor.
(c) Have a feast.
(d) Have the fires lit in his rooms.

4. What is not one of the events of the past seven years that the Chorus describes?
(a) Brewing beer.
(b) A good harvest.
(c) The disappearance of several girls.
(d) The town burning down.

5. What are the words Beckett quotes from the Bible?
(a) "God bless us, every one."
(b) "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
(c) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(d) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the first idea that Becket relates to his audience and what does he insist that the Chorus "know and do not know?"

2. What does the Messenger say were the last words of Thomas Becket to the King of England before the Archbishop's exile?

3. Beckett asks the congregation to think about the meaning of what word?

4. How does the chorus define its time in Canterbury since the Archbishop left seven years previous?

5. What does the Messenger call the relationship between the King and the Archbishop?

(see the answer key)

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