Final Test - Hard
|Name: _____________________________||Period: ___________________________|
This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Fill in the blank:" ...so in Heaven the Saints are most _______, having made themselves most _______..."
2. What would be the most likely reaction of the Canterbury people that this is Beckett's last sermon?
3. At what time of day does the sermon take place?
4. What is NOT one of the things that Beckett says they rejoice in?
5. What does Beckett ask the audience to remember about Christmas mass?
From the beginning of Murder in the Cathedral, we are told of the monotonous and rather unfulfilled lives that are led by the women of Canterbury. In one instance we are told that they believe they are "living and party living."
1) How is the return of Thomas Becket to Canterbury a good thing for its people? What can he offer them that they have been missing in their lives?
2) How does Becket's return affect them negatively?
3) Using examples from the text, how can monotony be a good thing? How is it bad?
Choose two of the characters from the play excluding Becket. Compare and contrast the following aspects of the characters:
Part 1) Their social standing.
Part 2) Their political views.
Part 3) Their religious beliefs.
Now describe how these traits affect their opinion of Becket and his actions in the play. How are their opinions different? How are they similar?
The Chorus serves as a sort of guide and narrator throughout the play.
Part 1) Why does Eliot make the Chorus a group of women? How does this create a different dramatic effect from a male chorus?
Part 2) Describe which social group the Chorus represents and why that is important to its purpose in the plot.
Part 3) What is the Chorus' relationship to Becket and why is that important to their relationship to the audience (the reader)? Is the Chorus a surrogate for us?
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