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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

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

8. According to Beckett's speech, what was the fate of the disciples?
(a) Death by martyrdom.
(b) A happy ending.
(c) Peace in Heaven.
(d) Death by crucifixion.

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

10. What does Beckett see himself as, in reference to his definitions of martyrdom?
(a) A brave man.
(b) A messenger.
(c) An instrument of God.
(d) A simple man.

11. 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) Nothing, he and the people of Canterbury contnue to lead mundane lives.
(c) It's laughable since no one has ever felt that peace they were promised.
(d) It's strange since the world has constantly been at war.

12. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?
(a) It is the result of cruel men.
(b) It is always the design of God.
(c) An act of chance.
(d) It is always a request of angels.

13. 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) Anger.
(b) Resignation.
(c) Hopelessness.
(d) Disappointment.

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

15. What is one way that Beckett defines peace?
(a) The Pope at peace with the King.
(b) The people of Canterbury at peace with their fate.
(c) The entire world at peace with no war in sight.
(d) The kingdom of England at peace with its neighbors.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How was the Tempter unsuccessful?

3. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?

4. What, according to Beckett, is celebrated that day?

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

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