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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Beckett's speech, what was the fate of the disciples?
(a) Death by crucifixion.
(b) Peace in Heaven.
(c) A happy ending.
(d) Death by martyrdom.

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

4. What does Beckett ask the audience to remember about Christmas mass?
(a) Its sadness and greatness.
(b) The love of God.
(c) The hope and peace it offers.
(d) Its meaning and mystery.

5. Why does Beckett believe the thought of the angels bringing peace is strange?
(a) The world was already a happy place.
(b) No one listened to them.
(c) The angels ceased to appear
(d) The world has been struck by war.

6. Out of the following choices, which would be the least likely reason behind the sermon?
(a) To submit to the Tempters.
(b) To celebrate martyrdom.
(c) To prepare his followers for his death.
(d) To help define peace for his congregation.

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

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

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

10. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?
(a) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill."
(b) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(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) "God bless us, every one."

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

12. Why does Beckett tell the people that he may never preach to them again?
(a) He believes he will be murdered soon.
(b) He is out of ideas.
(c) He doesn't want to give them false hope.
(d) He is too sad to speak any more.

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

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

15. Beckett asks the congregation to think about the meaning of what word?
(a) God.
(b) Peace.
(c) Sacrifice.
(d) War.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT one of the ways Beckett defines peace?

2. Whose words and ideas does Beckett NOT reference in his sermon?

3. In what year does the Interlude take place?

4. Who is the only one who can bring Beckett peace?

5. What is one of the reasons Beckett would allow himself to be killed?

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