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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is one of the reasons Beckett would allow himself to be killed?
(a) To prove the King wrong.
(b) For revenge.
(c) To aid in the salvation of man.
(d) For the glory of martyrdom.

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

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

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

5. At what time of day does the sermon take place?
(a) Afternoon.
(b) Evening.
(c) Morning.
(d) Midnight.

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

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

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

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

10. What are the words Beckett quotes from the Bible?
(a) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will."
(b) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(c) "God bless us, every one."
(d) "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."

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

12. Why was the Tempter successful?
(a) Beckett plans for an escape.
(b) Beckett makes peace with the King.
(c) Beckett makes peace with the barons.
(d) Beckett ends up accepting his fate.

13. In the opening of the Interlude, how does Beckett describe his sermon to the audience?
(a) Sad.
(b) Short.
(c) Important.
(d) Joyful.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What would Beckett have the congregation do?

2. Why does Beckett believe the thought of the angels bringing peace is strange?

3. What is NOT one of the things that Beckett says they rejoice in?

4. According to Beckett, who was the Lord speaking to when he said, "My peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you?"

5. What is another way Beckett defines peace?

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