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. What does the Second Tempter tell Beckett he will be like if he continues on course?
(a) A young doe, circled with wolves.
(b) An old fox, circled with hounds.
(c) An old dog, circled with wolves.
(d) An old stag, circled with hounds.

2. What is another way Beckett refuses to define a martyr?
(a) Someone who has lost his will to a higher one.
(b) Someone who does not desire anything for himself.
(c) Someone both mourned and celebrated.
(d) An accident of chance.

3. How does Beckett close his sermon?
(a) In Christ's name.
(b) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
(c) Peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.
(d) God bless us, every one.

4. What may be one of the reasons for this sermon?
(a) To help him forgivethe King.
(b) To explain his actions to himself and his followers.
(c) To make the congregation sad.
(d) To frighten his followers into submission.

5. 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 submit to the Tempters.
(d) To help define peace for his congregation.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Why does Beckett believe we should celebrate martyrs?

4. What is NOT one of the things that Beckett says they rejoice in?

5. What is the best way to describe what Beckett seems to feel for his congregation?

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