John Henry Newman: Biography, Facts & Books


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How old was John Henry Newman when he made his Evangelical conversion?

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1. How many books did Newman write during the Catholic period of his life?

2. John Henry Newman's books, Tracts for Times, started what major movement in the Anglican Church?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

John Henry Newman was a highly influential religious figure, particularly in regard to Roman Catholicism, whose theological works are still read and studied today. You can go over the basics of his life and views with this online quiz. The quiz questions will test you on points such as his religious conversions and written works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The age at which Newman experienced a religious conversion
  • John Henry Newman's body of written works
  • Newman's influence on the Anglican Church
  • The Pope who elevated him to Cardinal
  • Libel trial and fine against Newman

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - answer the quiz questions by recalling information from the lesson on the life, beliefs and theological works of John Henry Newman
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on John Henry Newman
  • Knowledge application - identify some important aspects of Newman's biography--and especially his religious life--using the information you've gained from the lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about Newman's life and religious views, review the corresponding lesson called John Henry Newman: Biography, Facts & Books. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Newman's early life
  • The Oxford Movement
  • Ordination in the Catholic Church
  • Theological works
  • Death, legacy and beatification