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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 submit to the Tempters.
(c) To help define peace for his congregation.
(d) To celebrate martyrdom.

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

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

4. What does Beckett call his congregation?
(a) Dear children of God..
(b) God's worshippers.
(c) Beloved children.
(d) My dearest flock.

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

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

7. What Biblical quote does Beckett repeat?
(a) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of goodwill."
(b) "God bless us, every one."
(c) "The Lord is My shepard, I shall not want; He makes me lie down in green pastures."
(d) "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."

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

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

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

11. What was NOT one of the events that Becket describes in the lives of the disciples?
(a) Peace.
(b) Imprisonment.
(c) Disappointment.
(d) Travel.

12. Why does Beckett believe the thought of the angels bringing peace is strange?
(a) The world has been struck by war.
(b) The world was already a happy place.
(c) The angels ceased to appear
(d) No one listened to them.

13. On what date does the Interlude take place?
(a) December 29th.
(b) December 25th.
(c) December 24th.
(d) December 30th.

14. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?
(a) Tears.
(b) Alliteration.
(c) Hyperbole.
(d) Repetition.

15. Why does Beckett believe we should celebrate martyrs?
(a) They die for the salvation of men.
(b) Neither.
(c) They do it for the glory of God.
(d) Both.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another way Beckett refuses to define a martyr?

2. Knowing what you know about the situation Beckett is in and his character traits, what might be the most likely way to describe Beckett's state of being after his last speech to his flock?

3. In the opening of the Interlude, how does Beckett describe his sermon to the audience?

4. Which specific Canterbury martyr does Beckett ask the congregation to remember?

5. What is one of the reasons Beckett would allow himself to be killed?

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