Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Act 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the Second Tempter claim real power is purchased?
(a) At price of his devotion to God.
(b) At price of an uncertain quantity.
(c) At price of his immortal soul.
(d) At price of a certain submission.

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?"
(a) The world is suffering and they are the world.
(b) Life is suffering and suffering is death.
(c) Action is suffering and suffering is action.
(d) Suffering is everything and everything is suffering.

3. What does the Messenger say were the last words of Thomas Becket to the King of England before the Archbishop's exile?
(a) My Lord, I leave you as a man, whom you shall not see again for seven years.
(b) My Lord, I leave England, a land I shall not see again.
(c) My Lord, I leave you as a man, whom you shall see again as an angel.
(d) My Lord, I leave you as a man whom in this life I shall not see again.

4. How does Thomas Beckett's thought end?: "If the Archbishop cannot trust the Throne/ He has good cause to trust none but _____________"
(a) God alone.
(b) His people alone.
(c) The Pope alone.
(d) Himself alone.

5. How does the Second Knight believe violence is justified?
(a) To maintain theiir dignity.
(b) To keep the poor in check.
(c) To maintain social justice.
(d) To save the King.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the Four Tempters, what is man's life?

2. What idea does the Fourth Tempter repeat that Beckett voiced on his first entrance?

3. What is the major question the Fourth Knight asks of the audience?

4. Where is the Interlude set?

5. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"

(see the answer key)

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