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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which specific Canterbury martyr does Beckett ask the congregation to remember?
(a) St. John the Apostle.
(b) Archbishop Elphage.
(c) John the Baptist.
(d) Archbishop Beckett.

2. What is another way Beckett refuses to define a martyr?
(a) Someone who does not desire anything for himself.
(b) Someone both mourned and celebrated.
(c) An accident of chance.
(d) Someone who has lost his will to a higher one.

3. What would be the most likely reaction of the Canterbury people that this is Beckett's last sermon?
(a) None of these.
(b) Shock and confusion.
(c) Happiness and celebration.
(d) Apathy and boredom.

4. At what time of day does the sermon take place?
(a) Morning.
(b) Evening.
(c) Afternoon.
(d) Midnight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an effective speaking tool that Beckett uses in his speech?

2. Which Biblical story does Beckett mention?

3. How does Beckett feel about martyrs?

4. Beckett asks the congregation to think about the meaning of what word?

5. What is not one of the topics of Beckett's sermon in the Interlude?

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