Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What ruler of England does the Second Priest refer to as "the stubborn King?"
(a) Henry II.
(b) James I.
(c) Edward III.
(d) Richard I.

3. Which specific Canterbury martyr does Beckett ask the congregation to remember?
(a) St. John the Apostle.
(b) Archbishop Elphage.
(c) John the Baptist.
(d) Archbishop Beckett.

4. What does Beckett believe to be the last temptation and what he fears the most?
(a) Doing the thing you cannot do.
(b) Dying.
(c) Doing the wrong thing for the right reason.
(d) Doing the right deed for the wrong reason.

5. "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) Fate.
(c) The Past.
(d) Death.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the Third Tempter describe himself?

2. Who might be the least likely character to show up to Beckett's sermon?

3. What is the last word of the Interlude?

4. Why might the public react this way?

5. Defined by Beckett, who was the first martyr whose sacrifice is celebrated the day after Christmas?

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