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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whose words and ideas does Beckett NOT reference in his sermon?
(a) God's angels.
(b) God.
(c) The Three Priests.
(d) The Four Tempters.

2. What is another observation Beckett has about his approaching murder?
(a) He will be the first martyr of Canterbury.
(b) He may not be the last martyr.
(c) His death will shame the King.
(d) His murder will shock the world.

3. What, according to Beckett, is celebrated that day?
(a) The Miracles of Christ.
(b) The Passion and Death of Christ
(c) The Resurrection of Christ.
(d) The Birth of Christ.

4. Where is the Interlude set?
(a) The gates of the Cathedral.
(b) The King's palace.
(c) The Cathedral.
(d) The Archbishop's Hall.

5. Defined by Beckett, who was the first martyr whose sacrifice is celebrated the day after Christmas?
(a) Stephen.
(b) Paul.
(c) Mary.
(d) John the Baptist.

6. Which specific Canterbury martyr does Beckett ask the congregation to remember?
(a) Archbishop Beckett.
(b) St. John the Apostle.
(c) John the Baptist.
(d) Archbishop Elphage.

7. What is one way that Beckett defines peace?
(a) The entire world at peace with no war in sight.
(b) The people of Canterbury at peace with their fate.
(c) The Pope at peace with the King.
(d) The kingdom of England at peace with its neighbors.

8. Looking at the clues in the Interlude, which Tempter proved to be the most successful?
(a) The Fourth.
(b) The Third.
(c) The First.
(d) The Second.

9. Why does Beckett believe we should celebrate martyrs?
(a) Neither.
(b) They die for the salvation of men.
(c) Both.
(d) They do it for the glory of God.

10. What are the words Beckett quotes from the Bible?
(a) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(b) "God bless us, every one."
(c) "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
(d) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will."

11. Which is NOT an adjective you might use to define Beckett's sermon?
(a) Bitter.
(b) Ominous.
(c) Passionate.
(d) Accepting.

12. From what Gospel does Beckett quote in the opening of his sermon?
(a) Luke
(b) Michael
(c) John
(d) Genesis

13. What would Beckett have the congregation do?
(a) See the light.
(b) Remember his words.
(c) Forget his words.
(d) Avenge his death.

14. Fill in the blanks: "For who on the world will both _______ and ________ at once and for the same reason?"
(a) Stay; go.
(b) Rejoice; weep.
(c) Mourn; rejoice.
(d) Laugh; weep.

15. What literary tool does T.S. Eliot use throughout the Interlude?
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) String of consciousness.
(c) Free verse.
(d) Hyperbole.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Beckett call his congregation?

2. Why was the Tempter successful?

3. What does Beckett see himself as, in reference to his definitions of martyrdom?

4. According to Beckett, what is one way you cannot define a martyr?

5. What is the best way to describe what Beckett seems to feel for his congregation?

(see the answer keys)

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