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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

6. According to Beckett, who was the Lord speaking to when he said, "My peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you?"
(a) The people of the world.
(b) His angels.
(c) Beckett himself.
(d) His disciples.

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

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

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

10. 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."

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

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

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

14. In what year does the Interlude take place?
(a) 1070.
(b) 1007.
(c) 1170.
(d) 1117.

15. 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) An instrument of God.
(d) A Christian killed because he is a Christian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT a reason that Beckett gives for God choosing to have martyrs?

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

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

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

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

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