Dante's Inferno Cantos Xxii And Xxiii

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Dantes Inferno Quizzes & Trivia

A ten question quiz about the twenty-second and twenty-third cantos of Dante's Inferno.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many demons made up the "savage company" that escorted Dante and Virgil through the fifth moat?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Thirteen

  • 2. 
    's To what animals did Dante compare the sinners in the pools of boiling pitch?
    • A. 

      Sheep and doves.

    • B. 

      Dolphins and frogs.

    • C. 

      Fish and fowl.

    • D. 

      Chickens and goats.

  • 3. 
    How did the captured Navarrian manage to escape the Malebranche?
    • A. 

      Virgil interceded for him.

    • B. 

      He seized a grapnel and struck the captain.

    • C. 

      He leaped off a cliff.

    • D. 

      He bolted and dove under the pitch.

  • 4. 
    What distracted the Malebranche after the Navarrian's escape?
    • A. 

      They had to fish Calcabrina and his companion out of the pitch.

    • B. 

      They all began fighting amongst themselves.

    • C. 

      They didn't know what to do after the Navarrian killed their captain.

    • D. 

      They were busy torturing their captive.

  • 5. 
    How did Virgil and Dante react when the Malebranche were occupied?
    • A. 

      They left.

    • B. 

      Dante fainted.

    • C. 

      They waited for them to finish.

    • D. 

      Dante talked with another Florentine.

  • 6. 
    To which of Aesop's fables did Virgil liken their situation?
    • A. 

      The lion and the mouse.

    • B. 

      The frog and the mouse.

    • C. 

      The fox and the grapes.

    • D. 

      The tortoise and the hare.

  • 7. 
    How did Dante and Virgil escape the pursuing Malebranche?
    • A. 

      Virgil led them into another pool of pitch.

    • B. 

      Barbriccia ordered them to stop.

    • C. 

      The pitch covering their wings prevented them from flying.

    • D. 

      Virgil held Dante and slid down into the next chasm.

  • 8. 
    How were the hypocrites of the sixth chasm punished?
    • A. 

      They were boiled in pitch.

    • B. 

      They were flayed by the Malebranche.

    • C. 

      They were forced to wear heavy mantles.

    • D. 

      They were hung from trees.

  • 9. 
    How is the famous Jew (Caiaphas) who counseled the Pharisees to kill Jesus punished?
    • A. 

      Crucified.

    • B. 

      Crucified upside down.

    • C. 

      Crucified to the ground and trampled.

    • D. 

      An eagle eats his liver, which regrows every day.

  • 10. 
    Why does Virgil get angry when he is told it is easy to escape the chasm?
    • A. 

      He wanted to speak to Caiaphas but Dante wants to leave.

    • B. 

      He realizes Malacoda lied to him.

    • C. 

      He was anticipating summoning the black angels.

    • D. 

      He doesn't believe the Friar.