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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) The Snake appearing to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
(b) The angels appearing to the sheperds of Bethlehem on Christmas.
(c) Moses parting the Red Sea.
(d) The fall of Azrael the angel from Heaven.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

15. Beckett asks the congregation to think about the meaning of what word?
(a) God.
(b) Peace.
(c) War.
(d) Sacrifice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the best way to describe what Beckett seems to feel for his congregation?

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

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

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

5. Why might the public react this way?

(see the answer keys)

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