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1. On what Christian
holy day does Inferno begin?
2. How old is Dante
at the beginning of the poem?
3. What human quality
is Virgil usually thought to represent?
4. Which group of
sinners must remain submerged in the swampy Styx?
5. What is the meaning
of the word “Malebranche”?
6. Of which Florentine
political party was Farinata a leader?
7. Where does Beatrice
reside after death?
8. Why is Judas
unable to speak?
9. What event caused
the earthquake mentioned by several demons and spirits in the poem?
10. Who tells Dante
the story of Paolo and Francesca?
11. A Centaur is
a cross between which two creatures?
12. Which three
beasts block Dante from the sunlit hill in Canto I?
13. From which city
was Dante exiled?
14. Which pope was
15. Into how many
“pouches” is the Eighth Circle of Hell divided?
16. How many circles
constitute Dante’s Hell?
17. Which city did
Dante believe to be more important than all others?
18. Who brings Dante
from the Eighth to the Ninth Circle of Hell?
19. What words can
be found above the Gate of Hell?
20. Who opens the
gates of Dis?
21. What is Geryon
thought to represent?
22. Which river must
souls cross before they enter Hell?
23. Where in Hell
does Virgil reside?
24. Where do the
Spenders and Hoarders receive their punishment?
25. What form of
verse does Inferno utilize?
in Christian and Jewish tradition, Satan was an angel who betrayed his benefactor (God). i think that this makes fraud rather suitable as the 9th circle and also explains his bat wings.
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