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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What, according to Beckett, is celebrated that day?
(a) The Resurrection of Christ.
(b) The Birth of Christ.
(c) The Miracles of Christ.
(d) The Passion and Death of Christ

6. 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.

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

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

9. What is one of the reasons Beckett would allow himself to be killed?
(a) To prove the King wrong.
(b) To aid in the salvation of man.
(c) For revenge.
(d) For the glory of martyrdom.

10. Why does Beckett tell the people that he may never preach to them again?
(a) He is out of ideas.
(b) He doesn't want to give them false hope.
(c) He believes he will be murdered soon.
(d) He is too sad to speak any more.

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

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

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Beckett's speech, what was the fate of the disciples?

5. What is the best way to define the style in which T.S. Eliot wrote the Interlude?

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