Mid-Book Test - Medium
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who states that "Power is present. Holiness hereafter?"
(a) The Second Tempter.
(b) Thomas Beckett.
(c) The Second Tempter.
(d) The Fourth Tempter.
2. What is not one of the ways the Chorus, the priests and the Tempters describe an unexpected death?
(a) Taking a shock to the skull.
(b) Attacked by dogs.
(c) Drowning in a ditch.
(d) Slipping on a step.
3. What does the Messenger call the relationship between the King and the Archbishop?
(a) A patched-up affair.
(b) A peaceful affair.
(c) A violent affair.
(d) A silly affair.
4. What doesn't the Third Priest see in "the art of temporal government?"
(c) Frequent Malversation.
5. What does the Chorus claim is their purpose in the action of the play?
(a) To witness the events and take no action.
(b) To warn Thomas Becket.
(c) To serve the Priests of the Cathedral.
(d) To prevent a murder.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Becket say saved him from the wrath of his enemies?
2. What is the feeling of the general public in regard to the Archbishop's return?
3. What does Becket claim is the "substance of our first act?"
4. How does the Chorus describe itself?
5. What is it that the Second Tempter offers Becket?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Becket fear that giving into the Fourth Tempter would be doing "the right deed for the wrong reason?"
2. What seems to be Becket's hubris that many characters mention and the Tempters attempt to play upon?
3. What does Becket decide to do by the end of Part I?
4. What is a literary tool that Becket uses in writing the interlude?
5. In his address to the audience, the Third Knight claims that they are "perfectly disinterested." What does he mean?
6. What is Becket's relationship to his congregation?
7. How does Becket believe man can "mourn and rejoice at once for the same reason?"
8. What might be a reason Becket chose to do this speech?
9. What happens when the Priests enter at the beginning of Part II to change the ambiance of the play? Do you believe it is effective?
10. According to Becket, how do we define peace?
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