Dante's Inferno Cantos Xxvi, Xxvii, And Xviii

10 Preguntas | Total Attempts: 105

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A ten question quiz on Dante's Inferno cantos XVI, XVII, and XVIII


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     What punishment befell the sinners of the Eight Chasm?
    • A. 

      They burn in never-ending flames.

    • B. 

      Their blood boils inside them.

    • C. 

      They are devoured by wolves.

    • D. 

      They are ravished by hippogriffs.

  • 2. 
    DanWho were the two sinners in the cleft-headed flame?
    • A. 

      Achilles and Hector

    • B. 

      Elijah and Elisha

    • C. 

      Caesar and Brutus

    • D. 

      Ulysses and Diomed

  • 3. 
    How did Ulysses die, according to Dante?
    • A. 

      Old age.

    • B. 

      By his son's hand.

    • C. 

      Of a broken heart.

    • D. 

      Drowning.

  • 4. 
    How does the Latian refer to "the High Priest", Pope Boniface VIII?
    • A. 

      The Queen of the Damned

    • B. 

      The Eagle of Polenta

    • C. 

      The Leader of the Pharisees

    • D. 

      The Ancient Mastiff

  • 5. 
    Why was St. Francis of Assissi unable to claim the Latian's soul upon his death?
    • A. 

      The Pope did not cleanse him.

    • B. 

      He died unrepentant and unabsolved.

    • C. 

      The Black Cherubim was more powerful.

    • D. 

      The Latian refused him.

  • 6. 
    What was the Latian's primary sin for which he was damned?
    • A. 

      Usury

    • B. 

      Murder

    • C. 

      Adultery

    • D. 

      Fraudulent advice

  • 7. 
    What is the terrible punishment of the Ninth Chasm?
    • A. 

      Hunger

    • B. 

      Mutilation

    • C. 

      Dissolution

    • D. 

      Scourging

  • 8. 
    What religious figure does Dante encounter in the Ninth Chasm?
    • A. 

      Jesus

    • B. 

      Moses

    • C. 

      Mahomet

    • D. 

      Gautama Buddha

  • 9. 
    What is the sin of which the inhabitants of the Ninth Chasm are guilty?
    • A. 

      Schism

    • B. 

      Anarchy

    • C. 

      Rape and Incest

    • D. 

      Blasphemy

  • 10. 
    What awful punishment is inflicted on Bertram de Born
    • A. 

      A demon gnaws on his insides.

    • B. 

      His genitals were removed.

    • C. 

      His hands were severed.

    • D. 

      He was beheaded.