Test Your Knowledge Of "The Pilgrim's Progress"

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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.