How Well Do You Know Jonathan Edwards?

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Jonathan Edwards is a well-known American religious writer. He lived most of his life in New England USA, in the 18th century. He played a huge role for the shaping of the American religious faith and held a great role in the Methodist church. Do you think you know everything about this great American author and man of the church? The only way for you to find out is to take our quiz, now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year was Jonathan Edwards born?

    • A.

      In 1703

    • B.

      In 1803

    • C.

      In 1720

    • D.

      In 1719

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1703
    Explanation
    Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703.

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  • 2. 

    What is Jonathan Edwards known for?

    • A.

      He is known for being a Puritan

    • B.

      He is known for being a revivalist.

    • C.

      He is known for being a Protestant

    • D.

      He is known for being a Methodist.

    Correct Answer
    B. He is known for being a revivalist.
    Explanation
    Jonathan Edwards is known for being a revivalist because he played a significant role in the Great Awakening, a religious revival movement that swept through the American colonies in the 18th century. Edwards' famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God," is considered one of the most influential sermons of the time and helped ignite the revivalist fervor. His preaching style and emphasis on personal conversion and religious experience made him a prominent figure in the revivalist movement.

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  • 3. 

    Which University did Jonathan Edwards go to?

    • A.

      A protestant school

    • B.

      Yale University

    • C.

      Yale College

    • D.

      Harvard.

    Correct Answer
    C. Yale College
    Explanation
    Jonathan Edwards went to Yale College.

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  • 4. 

    Which scientist fascinated him the most?

    • A.

      Isaac Newton

    • B.

      Jean de Racine

    • C.

      Immanuel Kant

    • D.

      Edmond Halley

    Correct Answer
    A. Isaac Newton
    Explanation
    Isaac Newton is the correct answer because he was a renowned scientist who made significant contributions to the fields of physics and mathematics. His laws of motion and theory of universal gravitation revolutionized our understanding of the physical world. Newton's work laid the foundation for modern physics and his ideas continue to be widely studied and applied in various scientific disciplines.

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  • 5. 

    What's the name of his most famous sermon?

    • A.

      Sinners in the Hands of an Angry man

    • B.

      Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God

    • C.

      Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Child of God

    • D.

      Sinners in the Heart of an Angry God

    Correct Answer
    B. Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God." This sermon is known for its vivid imagery and powerful language, delivering a message of the wrath of God towards sinners and the need for repentance. It was preached by Jonathan Edwards in 1741 during the Great Awakening, a religious revival in colonial America. The sermon is considered one of the most famous and influential sermons in American history.

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  • 6. 

    When was his most important sermon published?

    • A.

      8 July 1741

    • B.

      8 August 1741

    • C.

      9 July 1741

    • D.

      8 July 1742

    Correct Answer
    A. 8 July 1741
    Explanation
    On 8 July 1741, his most important sermon was published.

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  • 7. 

    Who was his wife?

    • A.

      Amanda Pierpon

    • B.

      Jane Pierpon

    • C.

      Sarah Perpon

    • D.

      Sarah Pierpon

    Correct Answer
    D. Sarah Pierpon
    Explanation
    The question is asking about the wife of a person, and the correct answer is Sarah Pierpon.

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  • 8. 

    How many children did he have?

    • A.

      10 children

    • B.

      11 children

    • C.

      9 children

    • D.

      12 children

    Correct Answer
    B. 11 children
  • 9. 

    When did he die?

    • A.

      February 22, 1758

    • B.

      March 22, 1758

    • C.

      April 22, 1758

    • D.

      March 23, 1758

    Correct Answer
    B. March 22, 1758
    Explanation
    The correct answer is March 22, 1758.

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  • 10. 

    How old was he when he died?

    • A.

      54 years old

    • B.

      49 years old

    • C.

      60 years old

    • D.

      65 years old.

    Correct Answer
    A. 54 years old
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 54 years old. This means that the person in question was 54 years old at the time of their death.

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