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 is another way Beckett defines peace?
(a) The swept hearth.
(b) The setting sun.
(c) The stillness of water.
(d) The sleeping dog.

2. "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.

3. What would be the most likely reaction of the Canterbury people that this is Beckett's last sermon?
(a) Happiness and celebration.
(b) None of these.
(c) Shock and confusion.
(d) Apathy and boredom.

4. What is the best way to describe what Beckett seems to feel for his congregation?
(a) Wonder.
(b) Pity.
(c) Disdain.
(d) Love.

5. What is NOT a reason that Beckett gives for God choosing to have martyrs?
(a) To warn them.
(b) To lead them.
(c) To being mankind back to His ways.
(d) To instill fear in them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who or what does Beckett say has final word over the King?

2. Where does Part II take place?

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

4. What is the irony that Beckett points out to the Priests upon his entrance in Part II?

5. What is the last word of the Interlude?

(see the answer key)

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