Dante's Inferno Cantos Xxiv And Xxv

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A seven question quiz about cantos XXIV and XXV of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    What "fearful throng" of animals filled the seventh chasm?
    • A. 

      Insects

    • B. 

      Snakes

    • C. 

      Pigs

    • D. 

      Rats

  • 2. 
    What sort of sinners inhabited the seventh chasm?
    • A. 

      Thieves

    • B. 

      Liars

    • C. 

      Blasphemers

    • D. 

      Usurers

  • 3. 
    What strange effect did an animal's bite have on the bitten sinner?
    • A. 

      It poisoned him.

    • B. 

      It caused him to melt.

    • C. 

      It burned him up into ash.

    • D. 

      It sent him into painful paroxysms.

  • 4. 
    What was the unusual result of the sinner's demise?
    • A. 

      A wind came up and blew his ashes away.

    • B. 

      He rose up again like the Phoenix.

    • C. 

      He rose into Paradise.

    • D. 

      His form was burned into the rock.

  • 5. 
    About what war does the Florentine prophesy?
    • A. 

      The war between Rome and Babylon.

    • B. 

      The war between the Venetian Republican and the Duchy of Milan.

    • C. 

      The war between Florence and Siena.

    • D. 

      The war between the Black and White Guelphs.

  • 6. 
    Why did serpents attack the thief Vanni Fucci?
    • A. 

      He challenged God.

    • B. 

      He attempted to flee the chasm.

    • C. 

      He attacked the guardian dragon.

    • D. 

      He attempted to leap on the back of a centaur.

  • 7. 
    What happened to two of the three Companions who entered the chasm after Virgil and Dante?
    • A. 

      They are borne off by demons.

    • B. 

      They are transformed into hideous monsters.

    • C. 

      They are freed to leave Hell.

    • D. 

      They are burned into ash.