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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. What is the last word of the Interlude?
(a) Amen.
(b) Canterbury.
(c) God.
(d) Peace.

3. On what date does the Interlude take place?
(a) December 25th.
(b) December 24th.
(c) December 29th.
(d) December 30th.

4. In what year does the Interlude take place?
(a) 1007.
(b) 1070.
(c) 1170.
(d) 1117.

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

6. What does Beckett believe about the peace that the world was promised?
(a) It's frightening since there have been no angels seen since.
(b) It's laughable since no one has ever felt that peace they were promised.
(c) It's strange since the world has constantly been at war.
(d) Nothing, he and the people of Canterbury contnue to lead mundane lives.

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

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

9. Fill in the blank:" ...so in Heaven the Saints are most _______, having made themselves most _______..."
(a) High; low.
(b) Low; high
(c) At peace; at war
(d) Dead; alive.

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

11. What does Beckett call his congregation?
(a) God's worshippers.
(b) Dear children of God..
(c) My dearest flock.
(d) Beloved children.

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

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

14. According to Beckett, who was the Lord speaking to when he said, "My peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you?"
(a) Beckett himself.
(b) His angels.
(c) His disciples.
(d) The people of the world.

15. What is another way Beckett refuses to define a martyr?
(a) An accident of chance.
(b) Someone who has lost his will to a higher one.
(c) Someone both mourned and celebrated.
(d) Someone who does not desire anything for himself.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Beckett asks the congregation to think about the meaning of what word?

3. How was the Tempter unsuccessful?

4. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?

5. How does Beckett feel about martyrs?

(see the answer keys)

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