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Liberty University's Prof. Tweedy's Final Exam Study Guide.

To show man's fall was part of God's bigger plan

What is the Purpose of the poem according to Milton?

Satan's envy and pride

According to Milton, why was Satan thrown out of Heaven?

Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven

After conversing, Satan and Beelzebub some to a decision about their role in Hell, as well as their future there. What is their decision?

God cannot be overpowered

What do Satan and Beelzebub both admit about God's power after being thrown from Heaven?

They worshipped idols and other Gods

What was Isreal's most hated sin?

They worshipped other Gods

What was King Ahaz'z most hated sin?

His sons turned atheist and brought lust and violence into God's house

What was the sin of Eli's son?

Large in size, but can shrink because of their spirit form.

How does Milton describe the size of the fallen angelsin Hell?

Claims that Heaven is not lost and they can still take it if they work together

What are Satan's reasons for going to war with God again?

He feels responsible for the fall of the other angels

Why does Satan volunteer and insist upon being the one to travel up to Earth?

Ruler of the abyss

What is Chaos in the poem?


At Hell's gate are Sin and Death. Who is Sin's parents?

Satan and sin

Who are Death's parents?

She has Hell Hounds in her stomach and she is half woman half serpent

Give 2 facts that describe Sin?

He is a Shadowy figure and is black as night

Give 2 facts that describe Death


According to Sin, only ______ can defeat death

He would bring them down with him

In order to get Sin and Death on his side, what does Satan tell them?

They can easily fall, but they were not created to

What is God's attitude toward man?

If they are not free there is no way to prove sincerity of love and faith

Why didn't God make man more robotice towards Him?

Who can redeem man after sin

In lines 214-216, what question does God ask?

That he would take responsibility

What is Christ's answer to God's question?

God and his new creation

In lines 383-389 why are the angels rejoicing?

Milton speaks of foolish sinners such as a friar, monk and priests

Give one example of how Milton blasts the catholics in this book

Envious of the world

In lines 553-554 what is Satan's attitude as he views the world, "so fair"?

God was good to him and he did no wrong to him

What does Satan admit about God and his past relationship to God?

Fair, good, and in love

In lines 319-324 what is the attitude of Adam and Eve?

They have a Divine resemblence of God

What does Satan notice about Adam and Eve in line 364-365?

Revenge is focused on the new world

What is the "tyrant's plea" ?


After hearing Adam and Eve converse, Satan realizes that all he has to do is to overcome their______.


Who is the guardian angel of paradise?

Adam and Eve

What does God love the most from what he has creation?

To warn and protect them from Satan

Why is Raphael sent to Adam and Eve in the garden?

Innocence and love reigned in their hearts

Why are Adam and Eve deserving of Paradise?

To see how Adam interacted with them and then name them

Why does God put Adam in the garden alone for a while with just plants and the animals?

Charm of Beauty

What power of Eve over Adam does he admit?

looks less like God, less intelligent, less spiritual

Name 3 differences between Adam and Eve

love her but don't commit to her

What definition does the angel provide Adam as far as his relationship goes with Eve?


Adam admits that he loves Eve, but to his amazement he still feels_____


Satan states that when he first saw man he found him to be in a state of ______

Adam and Eve's children will bruise the serpent's head, while the serpent will forever bite the human's heel

After Satan has been judged by God for seducing man, what relationship will there now be between all serpents and man?

They congratulated him

Satan goes down to Hell to report to his followers the success he has had in seducing man, What was their first reaction?


According to Milton, every year at a certain time, all of Satan's followers turn in to _____

Rest of the human generations will suffer the consequences of his disobedience to God

As Adam hides from God and thinks about future generations of man to come, he becomes depressed. Why?

Adam realizes that the soul dies with the body

Adam states that he would rather die than wait for what is to come. However, he changes his mind because he has a realization. What does he realize about his death?

He is bitter toward her

What is Adam's attitude toward Eve at the end of chap. 10?

Just as the snake tricked her she tricked him

How does Adam compare Eve to a snake?

Why did God create women

What statement does Adam make about women and marriage now in general?

She falls on her knees and asks for forgiveness

After Adam berates Eve, what is her response?

God and Adam

Eve states that she has sinned against two entities in her life. Who are they?

Doesn't matter Satan is always less than God

#5 Explain lines 254-256 from book I

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