John Bunyan: Biography, Books & Poems


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What was the reason that Bunyan was imprisoned?

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1. What book did Bunyan write while in prison that became his enduring classic and one of the most published books in Christian literature?

2. What was the central theme of Bunyan's novel The Holy War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will assess your understanding of John Bunyan. Topics on the quiz include Bunyan's imprisonment and the book he wrote while he was incarcerated.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Find out how well you know how to:

  • Identify the main theme of The Holy War
  • Name the war that influenced most of Bunyan's work
  • Recognize one of his books that was considered the first novel of the modern era

Skills Practiced

Use these resources to practice the following:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on John Bunyan
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Bunyan's work and how it was connected to the war that influenced most of it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the books he penned

Additional Learning

Use this lesson to engage this subject further. The lesson is named John Bunyan: Biography, Books & Poems, and it will guide you into covering the following objectives:

  • Assess Bunyan's 'spiritual awakening'
  • Identify John Gifford
  • Analyze Bunyan's imprisonment
  • Define allegorical form
  • Name some of his books
  • Recognize his legacy