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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Which is NOT an adjective you might use to define Beckett's sermon?
(a) Ominous.
(b) Passionate.
(c) Bitter.
(d) Accepting.

4. 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) "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."

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

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

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

8. Knowing what you know about the situation Beckett is in and his character traits, what might be the most likely way to describe Beckett's state of being after his last speech to his flock?
(a) Hopelessness.
(b) Resignation.
(c) Disappointment.
(d) Anger.

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

10. What is the best way to describe what Beckett seems to feel for his congregation?
(a) Disdain.
(b) Wonder.
(c) Love.
(d) Pity.

11. Fill in the blanks: "For who on the world will both _______ and ________ at once and for the same reason?"
(a) Rejoice; weep.
(b) Laugh; weep.
(c) Mourn; rejoice.
(d) Stay; go.

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

13. Who is the only one who can bring Beckett peace?
(a) The Tempters..
(b) God.
(c) The Chorus.
(d) The Knights.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who was NOT mentioned in Beckett's sermon?

3. What is the last word of the Interlude?

4. Whose words and ideas does Beckett NOT reference in his sermon?

5. Why does Beckett believe we should celebrate martyrs?

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