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. "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) The Past.
(b) Fate.
(c) Death.
(d) Love.

2. Who does Becket say may have intercepted his letters and planned his demise?
(a) King Henry II.
(b) The King of France.
(c) Greedy merchants.
(d) Rebellious bishops.

3. What word do the Priests continually mull over?
(a) Moment.
(b) Tomorrow.
(c) Peace.
(d) Today.

4. What is not one of the ways the Chorus, the priests and the Tempters describe an unexpected death?
(a) Attacked by dogs.
(b) Taking a shock to the skull.
(c) Slipping on a step.
(d) Drowning in a ditch.

5. In what year does the Interlude take place?
(a) 1117.
(b) 1170.
(c) 1007.
(d) 1070.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?

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

3. What is NOT a reason that Beckett gives for God choosing to have martyrs?

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

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

(see the answer key)

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