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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How was the Tempter unsuccessful?
(a) Beckett chooses to live.
(b) Beckett is dying for love.
(c) Beckett is not dying for the King.
(d) Beckett is not dying for glory.

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

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

5. What, according to Beckett, is reenacted during Mass?
(a) The Birth of Christ.
(b) The Passion and Death of Christ.
(c) The Resurrection of Christ.
(d) The Miracles of Christ.

6. What was NOT one of the events that Becket describes in the lives of the disciples?
(a) Imprisonment.
(b) Disappointment.
(c) Travel.
(d) Peace.

7. What is another way Beckett defines peace?
(a) The sleeping dog.
(b) The swept hearth.
(c) The setting sun.
(d) The stillness of water.

8. 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 disciples.
(c) The people of the world.
(d) His angels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. From what Gospel does Beckett quote in the opening of his sermon?

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

4. According to Beckett's speech, what was the fate of the disciples?

5. Where is the Interlude set?

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