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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) My dearest flock.
(b) Beloved children.
(c) Dear children of God..
(d) God's worshippers.

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

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

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

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

6. What would Beckett have the congregation do?
(a) Forget his words.
(b) Remember his words.
(c) See the light.
(d) Avenge his death.

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

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

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

10. 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.

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

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

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

14. 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 believes he will be murdered soon.
(c) He doesn't want to give them false hope.
(d) He is out of ideas.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"

2. Who is the only one who can bring Beckett peace?

3. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?

4. On what date does the Interlude take place?

5. What, according to Beckett, is reenacted during Mass?

(see the answer keys)

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