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Inferno

Dante Alighieri

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Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

Full-Book Quiz

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 Dante’s enemy?

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?

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