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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 Birth of Christ.
(b) The Passion and Death of Christ
(c) The Miracles of Christ.
(d) The Resurrection of Christ.

2. What might be the purpose of the Interlude?
(a) To show the audience how unwilling Beckett is concerning his fate.
(b) To allow the audience a break .
(c) To prepare the audience for the events of Part II.
(d) To instill the fear of God .

3. Who was NOT mentioned in Beckett's sermon?
(a) The disciples.
(b) St. Stephen.
(c) Shepards of bethlehem.
(d) The Holy Innocents.

4. How does Beckett feel about martyrs?
(a) He fears them.
(b) He is apathetic about them.
(c) He is confused by them.
(d) He admires them.

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

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

7. According to Beckett, what is one way you cannot define a martyr?
(a) A man given peace by God.
(b) An instrument of God.
(c) A Christian killed because he is a Christian.
(d) Someone killed for the glory of God.

8. What is NOT one of the ways Beckett defines peace?
(a) The Pope at peace with the King.
(b) A wife singing to her children.
(c) Drinking wine with a friend at a table.
(d) Barons at peace with the King.

9. What does Beckett see himself as, in reference to his definitions of martyrdom?
(a) A brave man.
(b) A messenger.
(c) An instrument of God.
(d) A simple man.

10. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?
(a) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(b) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill."
(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. From what Gospel does Beckett quote in the opening of his sermon?
(a) Luke
(b) Genesis
(c) John
(d) Michael

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

13. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"
(a) The Four Tempters.
(b) The Three Priests.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) The Four Knights.

14. What is NOT one of the things that Beckett says they rejoice in?
(a) Taking Communion.
(b) The Christmas pageant.
(c) The sacrifice of Christ for our sins.
(d) Christ coming for the salvation of men.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which is NOT an adjective you might use to define Beckett's sermon?

2. At what time of day does the sermon take place?

3. Fill in the blank:" ...so in Heaven the Saints are most _______, having made themselves most _______..."

4. What is NOT a reason that Beckett gives for God choosing to have martyrs?

5. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?

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