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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 angels appearing to the sheperds of Bethlehem on Christmas.
(d) The fall of Azrael the angel from Heaven.

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

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

4. Who might be the least likely character to show up to Beckett's sermon?
(a) The Chorus..
(b) Thomas Beckett.
(c) The Tempters.
(d) The Priests.

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

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

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

8. What is not one of the topics of Beckett's sermon in the Interlude?
(a) The meaning of Christmas.
(b) Peace.
(c) Martyrdom.
(d) Temptation.

9. What would be the most likely reaction of the Canterbury people that this is Beckett's last sermon?
(a) None of these.
(b) Shock and confusion.
(c) Apathy and boredom.
(d) Happiness and celebration.

10. 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.

11. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?
(a) Alliteration.
(b) Tears.
(c) Hyperbole.
(d) Repetition.

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

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

14. How does Beckett close his sermon?
(a) God bless us, every one.
(b) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
(c) In Christ's name.
(d) Peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where is the Interlude set?

3. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?

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

5. Why does Beckett tell the people that he may never preach to them again?

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