Paradise Lost Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will proclaim the savior's coming?

2. From who will the new nation spring?

3. What will man be cursed with if he eats from the tree of knowledge?

4. Why does Michael say the tyrant will build a tower?

5. What does Eve think is the source of life?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why do you think Milton represents Paradise as he does? Is it more serious than modern day representations? What sort of tone does Milton's Paradise give to the poem? How would this tone change if you swapped Milton's representation for a more modern day representation?

Essay Topic 2

Look at the Fall of Man story that the poem was based upon. What are the similarities between the poem and the story? How much has Milton changed the story? Does Milton's poem have a different meaning from the story in Genesis?

Essay Topic 3

Milton presents Satan's main problem as his pride. When does pride become destructive? Are people only proud of what they have achieved? How is Satan proud?

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