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

What are the first examples of Satan in fiction? How has the the representation of Satan developed over the years? What are the differences between the representation of Satan in the 17th Century compared to today?

Essay Topic 2

Examine blank verse.

1) What do you think blank verse expresses that other forms of poetry do not? How different would Paradise Lost be if it were written in lyrical form?

2) What kind of poets from the past and present have used blank verse? Why do you think though chose blank verse to express their ideas?

Essay Topic 3

Pick two different settings in the novel and discuss how different characters act in different settings and the reasons why. For example, what is it about Paradise that makes Satan so uncomfortable?

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