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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. What literary tool does T.S. Eliot use throughout the Interlude?
(a) String of consciousness.
(b) Hyperbole.
(c) Free verse.
(d) Foreshadowing.

5. What is another way Beckett refuses to define a martyr?
(a) Someone both mourned and celebrated.
(b) An accident of chance.
(c) Someone who does not desire anything for himself.
(d) Someone who has lost his will to a higher one.

6. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?
(a) "God bless us, every one."
(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) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill."

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

8. Why was the Tempter successful?
(a) Beckett makes peace with the King.
(b) Beckett makes peace with the barons.
(c) Beckett ends up accepting his fate.
(d) Beckett plans for an escape.

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

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

11. 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.

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

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Beckett feel about martyrs?

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

3. At what time of day does the sermon take place?

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

5. In what year does the Interlude take place?

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