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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. To Beckett, what is martyrdom?
(a) It is the result of cruel men.
(b) An act of chance.
(c) It is always the design of God.
(d) It is always a request of angels.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Beckett ask the audience to remember about Christmas mass?

2. From what Gospel does Beckett quote in the opening of his sermon?

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

4. What does Beckett call his congregation?

5. What are the words Beckett quotes from the Bible?

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