Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Beckett tell the people that he may never preach to them again?
(a) He is out of ideas.
(b) He believes he will be murdered soon.
(c) He doesn't want to give them false hope.
(d) He is too sad to speak any more.

2. According to the Four Tempters, what is man's life?
(a) A cheat and a disappointment.
(b) An inconvenience to God.
(c) A fleeting moment.
(d) A viscious cycle.

3. What might be the purpose of the Interlude?
(a) To show the audience how unwilling Beckett is concerning his fate.
(b) To instill the fear of God .
(c) To allow the audience a break .
(d) To prepare the audience for the events of Part II.

4. What metaphor does the Third Priest use to compare the relationship between the King and the Archbishop?
(a) A hammer and an anvil.
(b) A rock and a hard place.
(c) A wolf and a sheep.
(d) Fire and water.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?

2. What is the first action that the Second Priest wants to take to welcome the Archbishop back to Canterbury?

3. In what city of England does the story take place?

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

5. Knowing what you know about the situation Beckett is in and his character traits, what might be the most likely way to describe Beckett's state of being after his last speech to his flock?

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