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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What are the words Beckett quotes from the Bible?
(a) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will."
(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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. 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) Beckett himself.
(c) His disciples.
(d) His angels.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last word of the Interlude?

2. What does Beckett believe about the peace that the world was promised?

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

4. What would be the most likely reaction of the Canterbury people that this is Beckett's last sermon?

5. Who might be the least likely character to show up to Beckett's sermon?

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