Murder in the Cathedral Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the opening of the Interlude, how does Beckett describe his sermon to the audience?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Short.
(c) Sad.
(d) Important.

2. Which Biblical story does Beckett mention?
(a) The angels appearing to the sheperds of Bethlehem on Christmas.
(b) The Snake appearing to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
(c) The fall of Azrael the angel from Heaven.
(d) Moses parting the Red Sea.

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

4. What is one of the things the Knights compare Beckett to?
(a) An eagle.
(b) A deer.
(c) An ant.
(d) A louse.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was NOT mentioned in Beckett's sermon?

2. What is the purpose of the Knights' visit?

3. Looking at the clues in the Interlude, which Tempter proved to be the most successful?

4. What season does the Chorus speak of at the beginning of Part II?

5. What are the priests eager to know once the Messenger has delivered his initial message?

(see the answer key)

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