Introduction to John Milton: Life and Major Poems


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What is John Milton's most lasting work of poetry?

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1. What is John Milton's most celebrated work of prose?

2. During the English Civil War, why did John Milton support Oliver Cromwell?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the life and works of John Milton. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the English Civil War.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Milton's controversial belief(s)
  • Most famous of Milton's works
  • Who Milton supported in the English Civil War

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the life and works of John Milton
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Milton's solution for failing monarchs
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how the Romantics viewed Milton's works

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson on the life and works of John Milton. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the key events and influences in Milton's early life
  • Recognize Milton's most notable pieces of prose
  • Understand the impact of 'Paradise Lost'
  • Know the legacy of John Milton