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. What are one of the specific crimes against the King that the Knights speak of?
(a) Denying the legality of the Prince's coronation.
(b) Denying the King taxes.
(c) Denying the baron's right to land.
(d) Denying the King's claim to the throne.

2. What is it that the Second Tempter offers Becket?
(a) A new love.
(b) His former political position.
(c) A new life.
(d) The English throne.

3. "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) Love.
(c) The Past.
(d) Fate.

4. What does Becket claim is the "substance of our first act?"
(a) God and his mercy.
(b) God and his greatness.
(c) Shadows, and the strife with shadows.
(d) Temptation, and the life with temptation.

5. Why might the public react this way?
(a) They don't care what happens to Thomas Beckett.
(b) They hate the English King.
(c) They have great love and loyalty for Thomas Beckett.
(d) They hate the dictator Archbishop.

Short Answer Questions

1. What ruler of England does the Second Priest refer to as "the stubborn King?"

2. What does the Third Priest bring in?

3. What does the First Tempter tell Becket he remembers?

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

5. What is the major point that the Third Knights wishes to relate to the audience?

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