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by John Milton

Paradise Lost Quiz 1

1. Milton's "unholy trinity" of characters includes:

  • Sin, Death and Temptation
  • Sin, Temptation, and Satan
  • Satan, Sin, and Death
  • Error, Temptation, and Satan

2. "Paradise Lost" is considered a(n):

  • Short Story
  • Epic Poem
  • Novel
  • First Person Narrative

3. Satan's name before he fell from heaven was:

  • Beezlebub
  • Michael
  • Lucifer
  • Belial

4. The battle between God's army and Satan's rebels in heaven lasted:

  • One day
  • Three days
  • Seven days
  • One hour

5. In the phrase, "thy seed shall bruise our foe," the "seed" refers to:

  • The Tree of Knowledge
  • Adam
  • Cane and Abel
  • Jesus Christ

6. In the phrase, "thy seed shall bruise our foe," "thy" refers to:

  • Eden
  • Satan
  • Eve
  • Sin

7. The two archangels who serve as generals in God's army are:

  • Michael and Gabriel
  • Michael and Raphael
  • Raphael and Gabriel
  • Michael and Lucifer

8. For inspiration in writing the poem, Milton says he depends on:

  • Wine
  • The Holy Spirit
  • His favorite pen
  • The Son

9. Earth is described as being connected to heaven by a:

  • "stepping stones of clouds"
  • Golden rope
  • Golden chain
  • Ladder

10. Sin was born out of Satan's:

  • Head
  • Lust
  • Anger
  • Rib

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