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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Beckett close his sermon?
(a) God bless us, every one.
(b) In Christ's name.
(c) Peace on earth, and goodwill toward men.
(d) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

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

3. Looking at the clues in the Interlude, which Tempter proved to be the most successful?
(a) The Fourth.
(b) The Second.
(c) The First.
(d) The Third.

4. Which is NOT an adjective you might use to define Beckett's sermon?
(a) Passionate.
(b) Accepting.
(c) Bitter.
(d) Ominous.

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

6. Which specific Canterbury martyr does Beckett ask the congregation to remember?
(a) St. John the Apostle.
(b) Archbishop Beckett.
(c) Archbishop Elphage.
(d) John the Baptist.

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

8. What is the best way to define the style in which T.S. Eliot wrote the Interlude?
(a) Dialogue
(b) Monologue
(c) Poetry
(d) Blank verse.

9. What is NOT one of the ways Beckett defines peace?
(a) Barons at peace with the King.
(b) A wife singing to her children.
(c) The Pope at peace with the King.
(d) Drinking wine with a friend at a table.

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

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

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

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

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

15. Out of the following choices, which would be the least likely reason behind the sermon?
(a) To prepare his followers for his death.
(b) To celebrate martyrdom.
(c) To submit to the Tempters.
(d) To help define peace for his congregation.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another observation Beckett has about his approaching murder?

2. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?

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

4. In what year does the Interlude take place?

5. According to Beckett, what is one way you cannot define a martyr?

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