Dante's Inferno Cantos Xviii And Xix

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A ten question quiz on the eighteenth and nineteenth cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    How many ravines are there in the Eighth Circle, Malebolge?
    • A. 

      Three

    • B. 

      Seven

    • C. 

      Ten

    • D. 

      Thirteen

  • 2. 
    What torment were the naked sinners suffering in the first pocket?
    • A. 

      Ravished by screaming harpies

    • B. 

      Whipped by horned demons

    • C. 

      Devoured by fanged wolves

    • D. 

      Skewered by devils bearing pitchforks

  • 3. 
    'sThe residents of what Italian city are well-represented in Hell, according to Vendico Caccianemico?
    • A. 

      Florence

    • B. 

      Bologna

    • C. 

      Venice

    • D. 

      Rome

  • 4. 
    To which Greek hero does Virgil draw Dante's attention?
    • A. 

      Heracles

    • B. 

      Theseus

    • C. 

      Orpheus

    • D. 

      Jason

  • 5. 
    With what substance were the flatterers covered?
    • A. 

      Blood

    • B. 

      Tears

    • C. 

      Excrement

    • D. 

      Oil

  • 6. 
    What sin is Dante lamenting at the beginning of the nineteenth canto?
    • A. 

      Simony

    • B. 

      Larceny

    • C. 

      Greed

    • D. 

      Prostitution

  • 7. 
    For which religious figure is Dante mistaken by the sinner with his head buried in the ground?
    • A. 

      Pope Benedict

    • B. 

      Pope Boniface

    • C. 

      Joseph Smith

    • D. 

      Mohammed

  • 8. 
    Of what animal was the damned pope the true son?
    • A. 

      The She-Wolf

    • B. 

      The She-Bear

    • C. 

      The She-Lion

    • D. 

      The She-Hyena

  • 9. 
    What sort of pastors is it claimed the Evangelist foretold?
    • A. 

      They would grow rich with greed.

    • B. 

      They would grow fat with sloth.

    • C. 

      They would whore with kings.

    • D. 

      They would rule with cruelty.

  • 10. 
    Who was the Emperor whose dowry is lamented as bearing evil fruit?
    • A. 

      Augustus

    • B. 

      Marcus Aurelius

    • C. 

      Constantine

    • D. 

      Trajan