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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which Biblical story does Beckett mention?
(a) The angels appearing to the sheperds of Bethlehem on Christmas.
(b) Moses parting the Red Sea.
(c) The Snake appearing to Eve in the Garden of Eden.
(d) The fall of Azrael the angel from Heaven.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last word of the Interlude?

2. In what year does the Interlude take place?

3. What is NOT one of the things that Beckett says they rejoice in?

4. How was the Tempter unsuccessful?

5. According to Beckett, what is one way you cannot define a martyr?

(see the answer keys)

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