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  • 1. 
    John Bunyan began writing “The Pilgrim's Progress” when he was
    • A. 

      Studying in a monastery.

    • B. 

      Lying in prison.

    • C. 

      Serving as a soilder in the Parliamentary army.

    • D. 

      Living in a cave as a hermit.

  • 2. 
    Who is the main character of the story?
    • A. 

      Evangelist

    • B. 

      Faithful

    • C. 

      Christian

    • D. 

      Hopeful

  • 3. 
    What was his proper name as a citizen of the City of Destruction?
    • A. 

      Ignorance.

    • B. 

      Graceless.

    • C. 

      Despair.

    • D. 

      Sinner.

  • 4. 
    What do the rags and the burden of Christian represent?
    • A. 

      His righteousness and his sins.

    • B. 

      His neighbours and his family.

    • C. 

      His possessions and his house.

    • D. 

      His strengths and his weaknesses.

  • 5. 
    What motivates him to leave his wife and children?
    • A. 

      He wanted to set out on an adventure and see the world.

    • B. 

      He was fed up with them and did not love them anymore.

    • C. 

      He received a call to become a missionary and a preacher.

    • D. 

      He had a burden on his back that he wanted to get rid of.

  • 6. 
    What was written on the parchment roll that Evangelist gave to Christian?
    • A. 

      If anyone comes after me, he must hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, even his own life. (Luke.14:6)

    • B. 

      Flee from the wrath to come. (Matthew 3:7)

    • C. 

      Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me. (Matthew 16:24)

    • D. 

      Do not love this world or anything it offers you. ( 1 John 2:15)

  • 7. 
    Towards what does Evangelist direct Christian to?
    • A. 

      Mount Sinai.

    • B. 

      The Celestial City.

    • C. 

      The Wicket-Gate and a Shining Light.

    • D. 

      The Palace Beautiful and the Delectable Mountains.

  • 8. 
    Who follows Christian intending to convince him to return home?
    • A. 

      Formalist and Hypocrisy.

    • B. 

      Obstinate and Pliable.

    • C. 

      Talkative and Ignorance.

    • D. 

      The Flatterer and Atheist.

  • 9. 
    When they tell him their purpose for coming after him, Christian tells them that they are wasting their time because he will not go back with them. What reason does he give them for not returning with them?
    • A. 

      Because whoever stays in the City of Destruction will die there.

    • B. 

      Because his family and neighbours have rejected him and do not want him anymore.

    • C. 

      Because he does not know the way back.

    • D. 

      Because people will ridicule him for turning back and not finishing the journey. Because people will ridicule him for turning back and not finishing the journey.

  • 10. 
    What does Obstinate value more than escaping the damnation of Hell?
    • A. 

      His work and money.

    • B. 

      Worldly pleasures.

    • C. 

      His reputation.

    • D. 

      Friends and comforts.

  • 11. 
    Who of the following joins Christian on his pilgrimage, and then turns back at the first obstacle?
    • A. 

      Turn-back.

    • B. 

      Obstinate.

    • C. 

      Pliable.

    • D. 

      Mr. Worldly Wiseman.

  • 12. 
    Who pulls Christian out of the Slough of Despond?
    • A. 

      No one.

    • B. 

      Goodwill.

    • C. 

      Evangelist.

    • D. 

      Help.

  • 13. 
    What advice does Mr. Worldy-Wiseman give to Christian to help him get rid of his burden?
    • A. 

      Ascend the Hill Difficulty until you get to the cross.

    • B. 

      Enter through the Wicket-Gate and ask for a man named Good-Will.

    • C. 

      Find the city of Morality and seek out a gentleman by the name of Legality.

    • D. 

      Keep travelling until you reach the Interpreter’s House.

  • 14. 
    Mr. Worldly-Wiseman’s advice to Christian helped him to get rid of his burden. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Why did Good-Will, the Porter, pull Christian in through the gate?
    • A. 

      To save him from the arrows shot by demons.

    • B. 

      He was in a hurry to show him the marvelous things in the house.

    • C. 

      He was angry because Christian arrived late at night.

    • D. 

      Christian was weak and had no strength left to enter by himself.

  • 16. 
    Which of the following WAS NOT shown to Christian during his stay at the Interpreter’s House?
    • A. 

      A little room where two little children sat, each one in his chair.

    • B. 

      A stately Palace where a large company of men were desirous to enter.

    • C. 

      A chamber where there was one rising out of bed.

    • D. 

      A place where a fire was burning against a wall.

    • E. 

      A very dark dungeon, nasty and stinking.

    • F. 

      A painting on the wall.

    • G. 

      A very large room where there sat a man in an iron cage.

  • 17. 
    Part of the highway was fenced on either side with a wall. What was the name of that wall?
    • A. 

      Ease.

    • B. 

      Despair.

    • C. 

      Guilt.

    • D. 

      Salvation.

  • 18. 
    When does the burden fall from Christian’s back?
    • A. 

      The moment he decides to leave the City of Destruction.

    • B. 

      As he passes near Mount Sinai.

    • C. 

      When he beholds the cross.

    • D. 

      Immediately after he enters the gates of the Celestial City.

  • 19. 
    Christian meets three Shining Ones. Which of the following IS NOT true?
    • A. 

      One clothed him with armour from head to foot.

    • B. 

      One told him “Your sins are forgiven”.

    • C. 

      One stripped him of his rags and clothed him with a change of raiment.

    • D. 

      One gave him a roll with a seal on it, which he bid him look on as he ran.

    • E. 

      One set a mark on his forehead.

  • 20. 
    As he descended the hill, Christian finds Simple, Sloth and Presumption. In what state are they in?
    • A. 

      On their knees praying for deliverance.

    • B. 

      Fast asleep with chains on their heels.

    • C. 

      Running back because of the danger they encountered.

    • D. 

      Dead, hanged up in irons.

  • 21. 
    Christian met two men who came tumbling over the wall and did not enter through the Wicket-Gate. What were their names?
    • A. 

      Timorous and Mistrust.

    • B. 

      Atheist and Ignorance.

    • C. 

      By-Ends and Talkative.

    • D. 

      Formalist and Hypocrisy.

  • 22. 
    In what did Christian differ from these two men?
    • A. 

      He was clothed in armor from head to foot, they were wearing only rags.

    • B. 

      He was a young man, they were very old.

    • C. 

      He walked by the rule of his Master, they walked by the rude working of their fancies.

    • D. 

      They were all in the King’s Highway and so there was no difference between them.

  • 23. 
    What was the name of the hill that Christian had to climb before arriving at the Palace Beautiful?
    • A. 

      Difficulty.

    • B. 

      Destruction.

    • C. 

      Danger.

    • D. 

      Desolation.

  • 24. 
    What happened to Christian half-way up the hill in the arbour?
    • A. 

      He was attacked by Apollyon.

    • B. 

      He stopped because of two lions that were guarding the road.

    • C. 

      He met Timorous and Mistrust running back the wrong way.

    • D. 

      He slept and lost his roll.

  • 25. 
    What was the reason Timorous and Mistrust were returning back?
    • A. 

      They had discovered that the Celestial City did not exist.

    • B. 

      The further they went, the more danger they met with.

    • C. 

      Apollyon had convinced them to return back.

    • D. 

      They had no map and so had lost their way.

  • 26. 
    Two lions blocked Christian’s way to the Palace-Beautiful. How did he manage to get through?
    • A. 

      He slew both of them with his sword, called all-prayer.

    • B. 

      A Shining one was sent to lead him.

    • C. 

      He waited for dusk and slipped by during the night.

    • D. 

      He kept in the middle of the path.

  • 27. 
    Prudence, Piety and Charity are
    • A. 

      Demons in disguise.

    • B. 

      Welcoming Virgins.

    • C. 

      Three of the thirty virtues that Christian is seeking to obtain.

    • D. 

      The names of the three Shining Ones.

  • 28. 
    What was the name of the chamber in which Christian spent the night during his stay at the Palace-Beautiful?
    • A. 

      Peace.

    • B. 

      Ease.

    • C. 

      Caution.

    • D. 

      Clear.

  • 29. 
    Where did Christian find himself as soon as he descended the Hill-Difficulty?
    • A. 

      In the Valley of the Shadow of Death.

    • B. 

      In Vanity-Fair.

    • C. 

      In Hill-Lucre.

    • D. 

      In the Valley of Humiliation.

  • 30. 
    Why does Apollyon attack and resist Christian?
    • A. 

      Christian wandered into his territory.

    • B. 

      He was sent to bring Christian back to his wife and children.

    • C. 

      He hated the Prince, his laws and his people.

    • D. 

      For no reason at all. He was plain evil.

  • 31. 
    As the battle drew to a close, what did Christian say as he rose again from the ground to deliver the final blow to Apollyon?
    • A. 

      “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil.4:13)

    • B. 

      “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy! When I fall I shall arise again.” (Micah.7:8)

    • C. 

      “For if I live, I live to the Lord; and if I die, I die to the Lord.” (Rom.14:8)

    • D. 

      “O death where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory?” (1 Cor.15:55)

  • 32. 
    As Christian travels in the Valley of the Shadow of Death, who comes to meet him?
    • A. 

      A company of fiends.

    • B. 

      Talkative.

    • C. 

      The Flatterer.

    • D. 

      An innumerable company of angels.

  • 33. 
    Sometime later, just before dawn, Christian hears something else, this time consoling. What is it?
    • A. 

      The singing of the birds.

    • B. 

      The melodious sound of trumpets.

    • C. 

      The voice of a man, as going before him.

    • D. 

      The shouts of the Shining Ones bidding him to press onwards.

  • 34. 
    What is at the end of the Valley of Death, which accounts for the fate of many former pilgrims?
    • A. 

      Doubting Castle and Giant Despair.

    • B. 

      The Hill Lucre and Demas.

    • C. 

      A cave where two giants, Pope and Pagan, dwelt.

    • D. 

      A door on the side of the a hill called a by-way to Hell.

  • 35. 
    Before meeting with Christian, Faithful met with all of the following individuals EXCEPT ONE. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Adam the First.

    • B. 

      Shame.

    • C. 

      Madam Wanton.

    • D. 

      Discontent.

    • E. 

      Apollyon.

  • 36. 
    Which of the following is TRUE about Talkative?
    • A. 

      He was returning to the City of Destruction because he did not find the Celestial City.

    • B. 

      He was more attractive when seen from at a distance than from near.

    • C. 

      He only talked about spiritual matters.

    • D. 

      He had a personal knowledge of the work of God’s grace in his own soul.

  • 37. 
    What was Talkative’s main problem?
    • A. 

      He loves the world more than he loves holiness.

    • B. 

      His faith was real but it was still very weak.

    • C. 

      He talks about religion without practicing it.

    • D. 

      He owned religion when it was wearing silver slippers and not when it was clothed in rags. And stood by it when it was applauded and not when it was in irons.

  • 38. 
    What counsel does Christian give to Faithful so that they might be rid of Talkative?
    • A. 

      Ignore him completely and after a while he will get frustrated and leave.

    • B. 

      Listen to all that he says and every time refute all his arguments showing him that he is wrong in all that he says.

    • C. 

      Tell him bluntly that he is a liar and a hypocrite and is on his way to Hell, then pray for him.

    • D. 

      Enter into some serious discourse about the power of religion and whether this is present in his heart, house or everyday living.

  • 39. 
    Which of the following WAS NOT one of the exhortations Evangelist gave to Christian and Faithful?
    • A. 

      Remain faithful unto death, and the King will give you a crown of life.

    • B. 

      Commit the keeping of your souls to God in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.

    • C. 

      Let the kingdom be always before you, and believe steadfastly concerning the things that are invisible.

    • D. 

      The crown is before you, and it is an incorruptible one; so run that you may obtain it.

    • E. 

      Love your enemies and pray for those that persecute you.

    • F. 

      Set your faces like flint; you have all power in heaven and earth on your side.

  • 40. 
    Why did the pilgrims enter the town of Vanity and go through the Fair?
    • A. 

      The road to the Celestial City passed right through the town.

    • B. 

      Out of curiosity. They wanted to see what was in the town and fair.

    • C. 

      They had a mission to preach to the people of the town.

    • D. 

      They had left the King’s Highway and chose an easier path which then led them there.

  • 41. 
    As the pilgrims entered the fair, all the people of the fair made a racket for the reasons listed below EXCEPT for one. Which is it?
    • A. 

      The pilgrims were clothed differently than the people of the fair.

    • B. 

      The people at the fair could not understand the pilgrims’ speech.

    • C. 

      The people of the fair had a burden on their backs while the pilgrims had none.

    • D. 

      The pilgrims were not interested in the goods that were being sold at the fair.

  • 42. 
    What three witnesses were brought forward to testify against Faithful during his trial?
    • A. 

      Beelzebub, Apollyon, and Legion.

    • B. 

      Flatterer, Atheist, and Diffidence.

    • C. 

      Money-Love, Save-All and Hold-the-World.

    • D. 

      Envy, Superstition, and Pickthank.

  • 43. 
    What of the following things did the townspeople of Vanity Fair NOT DO to Faithful before he died?
    • A. 

      Scourged him.

    • B. 

      Burned him at the stake.

    • C. 

      Cut him with knives.

    • D. 

      Stoned him with stones.

    • E. 

      Whipped him with whips.

    • F. 

      Pricked him with swords.

    • G. 

      Buffeted and slapped him.

  • 44. 
    Which of these is the explanation of Christian’s release from the prison of Vanity Fair?
    • A. 

      He used a key named promise to escape.

    • B. 

      A host of angels, on a chariot, were sent to deliver him.

    • C. 

      Evangelist returns and helps him again.

    • D. 

      God, who overrules all things, brought it about.

  • 45. 
    After the death of Faithful, Christian is joined by  another pilgrim called Hopeful. What made him join Christian?
    • A. 

      He was sent by the people of Vanity Fair to capture Christian and bring him back.

    • B. 

      He was impressed by the words and behaviour of Christian and Faithful in their suffering.

    • C. 

      He too had a burden and wanted to be rid of it.

    • D. 

      The pilgrims had spoken to him before they were tried and convinced him to join them.

  • 46. 
    What was the name of the first person that Christian and Hopeful encounter, and what was wrong with him?
    • A. 

      Ignorance - He was not willing to learn anything from anyone.

    • B. 

      Little-Faith – he was controlled by doubts and fears.

    • C. 

      By-Ends – he was religious only when it was convenient.

    • D. 

      Demas – he loved the riches of the world more than he loved God.

  • 47. 
    How do Christian and Hopeful end up parting with By-Ends and his companions?
    • A. 

      By-Ends and his companions slowed their pace and staggered behind.

    • B. 

      Christian and Hopeful quickened their pace and started running.

    • C. 

      By-Ends and his companions stopped to rest at the arbour.

    • D. 

      The pilgrims took a different road that that which By-Ends and his companions took.

  • 48. 
    Demas called the pilgrims to go and see the Silver Mine. Which of the two statements is true?
    • A. 

      Christian said, ‘let us go and see.’ Hopeful replied, ‘No, not I.”

    • B. 

      Hopeful said, ‘let us go and see.’ Christian replied, ‘No, not I.”

  • 49. 
    What is the snare of the Silver Mine?
    • A. 

      It is filled with many snares and pits into which pilgrims easily fall.

    • B. 

      It is the dwelling place of various fiends who continuously shoot their arrows at the pilgrims.

    • C. 

      It’s air naturally tended to make one drowsy, and if one sleeps, he will never awake again.

    • D. 

      It holds a treasure that hinders in their pilgrimage those pilgrims who seek it out.

  • 50. 
    Just beyond the plain, the pilgrims encounter a strange object. What is it and to what purpose was it put there?
    • A. 

      A soft couch meant to provide rest for the weary.

    • B. 

      A pillar of salt intended to be a sign and an example.

    • C. 

      David’s sling and stone put there to encourage those of little-faith.

    • D. 

      A large net intended to catch any who ventured close by.

  • 51. 
    When the pilgrims came to the River of Life they did all of the things below EXCEPT for one. Which is it?
    • A. 

      They walked with great delight.

    • B. 

      They lay down and slept.

    • C. 

      They gathered and ate of the fruit of the trees.

    • D. 

      They drank of the River’s water.

    • E. 

      They sang.

    • F. 

      They washed themselves in the river and were cleansed.

  • 52. 
    Continuing on their journey, the pilgrims come to a Stile leading to By-Path Meadow. What happens there?
    • A. 

      They fall into a ditch and are maimed for life.

    • B. 

      They are caught in the net of the Flatterer.

    • C. 

      They leave the way and are lost.

    • D. 

      They find themselves surrounded by fiends and devils.

  • 53. 
    For what reason did the pilgrims chose to leave the narrow way and walk in another path?
    • A. 

      Because they had left the map of the road beside at the river.

    • B. 

      Because they wished for a better road which was not as hard as the way they were in.

    • C. 

      Because the Flatterer deceived them.

    • D. 

      Because they were faced with a high mountain which they could not climb.

  • 54. 
    One of the pilgrims was unsure about leaving the way, but the other convinced him. Which of the two statements is true?
    • A. 

      Hopeful said, ‘what if this path leads us out of the way?” Christian answered, “That is not likely.”

    • B. 

      Christian said, “what if this path leads us out of the way?” Hopeful answered, “That is not likely.”

  • 55. 
    Giant Despair captured the pilgrims and throws them in a dungeon. Which description of it IS NOT correct?
    • A. 

      There, they were left without food or drink.

    • B. 

      There, they were far from their friends and acquaintances.

    • C. 

      There, they were in the dark.

    • D. 

      There, they could hear the screams of fellow pilgrims being tortured.

    • E. 

      There, they were in an evil situation.

  • 56. 
    Diffidence, his wife, suggests to Giant Despair that rather than kill his captives outright, he should
    • A. 

      Tie them to a tree and let birds pluck their flesh.

    • B. 

      Throw them to the lions.

    • C. 

      Coax them to do away with themselves.

    • D. 

      Leave them in the dungeon of Doubting Castle forever.

  • 57. 
    What enables the pilgrims to escape from Doubting Castle?
    • A. 

      Hopeful kills Giant Despair.

    • B. 

      They are rescued by Evangelist.

    • C. 

      Christian uses his sword All-Prayer to break away the chains.

    • D. 

      Christian remembers he has a key by the name of Promise and uses it.

  • 58. 
    After escaping, the pilgrims finally get back to the Stile. What do they do?
    • A. 

      They set it on fire.

    • B. 

      They erect a pillar and engrave a warning on it.

    • C. 

      They put two lions, one on each side of the stile, to guard the way.

    • D. 

      They dig a ditch and put various snares, traps and nets all around it.

  • 59. 
    Who of the following IS NOT one of the four shepherds on the Delectable Mountains?
    • A. 

      Experience.

    • B. 

      Sincere.

    • C. 

      Courage.

    • D. 

      Knowledge.

    • E. 

      Watchful.

  • 60. 
    Which of these WAS NOT one of the three mountains on which the Shepherds took the pilgrims?
    • A. 

      Error.

    • B. 

      Danger.

    • C. 

      Caution.

    • D. 

      Clear.

  • 61. 
    When the pilgrims were about to depart, which of the following IS NOT true?
    • A. 

      One of the Shepherds bid them take heed that they slept not upon the Enchanted Ground.

    • B. 

      One of the Shepherds bid them to beware of the Flatterer.

    • C. 

      One of the shepherds gave them a note of the way.

    • D. 

      One of the Shepherds set a mark on their foreheads.

    • E. 

      One of the Shepherds bid them God-speed.

  • 62. 
    What was the name of the character the pilgrims saw bound by seven ropes and carried by seven devils?
    • A. 

      Ignorance.

    • B. 

      Little-Faith.

    • C. 

      Turn-Away.

    • D. 

      Athiest.

  • 63. 
    Little-Faith was attacked by three villains. Who of these WAS NOT one of them?
    • A. 

      Guilt.

    • B. 

      Mistrust.

    • C. 

      Faint-Heart.

    • D. 

      Apostate.

  • 64. 
    What was Little-Faith doing when he was attacked by the three villains?
    • A. 

      He was on his knees praying.

    • B. 

      He had just woken from his sleep and preparing to continue his journey.

    • C. 

      He was walking in the fields reading from his book.

    • D. 

      He had lost his way and was sitting down beneath a tree bewailing his misfortune.

  • 65. 
    When the pilgrims hear of such robberies as the one of Little-Faith what should they do?
    • A. 

      They should avoid the company of other ‘Little-Faiths’.

    • B. 

      They should thank God and boast about their strong faith.

    • C. 

      They should be sure to go out harnessed and ask for the King to accompany them.

    • D. 

      They should have faith and not worry since nothing of that sort will ever happen to them.

  • 66. 
    The Flatterer leads Christian and Hopeful out of the way and into his net because
    • A. 

      They failed to look at the Map given to them by the Shepherds.

    • B. 

      He was stronger than they and so they yielded to his commands.

    • C. 

      The air of that place made them drowsy and so they followed him unsuspectingly.

    • D. 

      They decided they wanted to rebel against the King and go their own way.

  • 67. 
    A Shining-One rents the net, frees the pilgrims, chastises them and tells them
    • A. 

      When he that is a fool walks by the way, his wisdom fails him, and he says to everyone that he is a fool. (Eccles.10:3)

    • B. 

      Now the just shall live by faith; but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. (Heb. 10:38)

    • C. 

      See that ye refuse not Him that speaks; for if they escaped not who refused him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven. (Heb. 12:25)

    • D. 

      As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten; be zealous, therefore, and repent. (Rev. 3:19)

  • 68. 
    The pilgrims now meet Atheist. What reason did he give them for his turning back?
    • A. 

      There was no such place as the Celestial-City since he did not find it.

    • B. 

      The perils that were ahead were terrible and too much for him to bear.

    • C. 

      He found that the road to the Celestial City was blocked by an army of armed men.

    • D. 

      There was no way across the River of Death.

  • 69. 
    What did the pilgrims do to prevent drowsiness as they passed through the Enchanted Ground?
    • A. 

      They drank a special potion contained in the flask which they received at the Palace Beautiful.

    • B. 

      When one of them was about to fall asleep the other pricked him with a sword.

    • C. 

      They fell into good discourse on spiritual matters.

    • D. 

      They prayed incessantly one for the other.

  • 70. 
    In the land called Beulah, Bunyan portrayed the pilgrims as doing what more than at any other time in their journey?
    • A. 

      Dreaming of the Celestial City.

    • B. 

      Talking in their sleep.

    • C. 

      Worrying about the coming trials and tribulations.

    • D. 

      Praying.

  • 71. 
    Which pilgrim almost drowned as he crossed the River of Death?
    • A. 

      Hopeful.

    • B. 

      Faithful.

    • C. 

      Christian.

    • D. 

      Little-Faith

  • 72. 
    Why were the pilgrims able to ascend the hill that led to the Clelstial City with such ease? 
    • A. 

      They were now as light as air and so could fly like the angels.

    • B. 

      They had left their mortal garments behind them.

    • C. 

      They were put on a chariot and taken on it.

    • D. 

      A company of Heavenly Host carried them.

  • 73. 
    What happened to Christian and Hopeful the moment they entered the gate?
    • A. 

      Nothing special happened and they remained as they were before.

    • B. 

      They entered into an eternal and peaceful sleep.

    • C. 

      They were ushered into a pool and were cleansed from all their filth.

    • D. 

      They were transfigured and had raiment put on that shone like gold.

  • 74. 
    What is the name of the ferry-man that with his boat helped Ignorance to cross the River of Death?
    • A. 

      Deceptive-Hope.

    • B. 

      Mad-Hope.

    • C. 

      Vain-Hope.

    • D. 

      Strong-Hope

  • 75. 
    • A. 

      He is seized and tossed through a door into Hell.

    • B. 

      He is given a crown and ushered to a throne.

    • C. 

      He is escorted along a secret passage back to the City of Destruction.

    • D. 

      He is chained and put in an iron cage.