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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the last word of the Interlude?
(a) God.
(b) Canterbury.
(c) Amen.
(d) Peace.

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

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

4. 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) "God bless us, every one."
(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 good will."

5. Defined by Beckett, who was the first martyr whose sacrifice is celebrated the day after Christmas?
(a) Stephen.
(b) Paul.
(c) Mary.
(d) John the Baptist.

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

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

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

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

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

11. 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.

12. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"
(a) The Four Tempters.
(b) The Four Knights.
(c) The Three Priests.
(d) The Chorus.

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

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

15. What may be one of the reasons for this sermon?
(a) To help him forgivethe King.
(b) To make the congregation sad.
(c) To frighten his followers into submission.
(d) To explain his actions to himself and his followers.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Fill in the blank:" in Heaven the Saints are most _______, having made themselves most _______..."

3. Out of the following choices, which would be the least likely reason behind the sermon?

4. What does Beckett see himself as, in reference to his definitions of martyrdom?

5. Looking at the clues in the Interlude, which Tempter proved to be the most successful?

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