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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the opening of the Interlude, how does Beckett describe his sermon to the audience?
(a) Joyful.
(b) Important.
(c) Sad.
(d) Short.

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

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

5. What does Beckett see himself as, in reference to his definitions of martyrdom?
(a) A simple man.
(b) A brave man.
(c) A messenger.
(d) An instrument of God.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the Interlude set?

2. Knowing what you know about the situation Beckett is in and his character traits, what might be the most likely way to describe Beckett's state of being after his last speech to his flock?

3. Defined by Beckett, who was the first martyr whose sacrifice is celebrated the day after Christmas?

4. Whose idea is being echoed when Beckett talks of the promise of peace being "a disappointment and a cheat?"

5. What, according to Beckett, is celebrated that day?

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