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. Defined by Beckett, who was the first martyr whose sacrifice is celebrated the day after Christmas?
(a) Paul.
(b) Mary.
(c) John the Baptist.
(d) Stephen.

2. What does Beckett claim the Fourth Tempter offers?
(a) Dreams to Damnation.
(b) Promises of Nothing.
(c) An End to Suffering.
(d) Hopes that Die.

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

4. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"
(a) The Four Tempters.
(b) The Four Knights.
(c) The Three Priests.
(d) The Chorus.

5. Which is NOT an adjective you might use to define Beckett's sermon?
(a) Accepting.
(b) Bitter.
(c) Ominous.
(d) Passionate.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the opening of the Interlude, how does Beckett describe his sermon to the audience?

2. What metaphor does the Third Priest use to compare the relationship between the King and the Archbishop?

3. Who does Becket say may have intercepted his letters and planned his demise?

4. What would Beckett have the congregation do?

5. What doesn't the Third Priest see in "the art of temporal government?"

(see the answer key)

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