Dante's Inferno Canto I

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Dantes Inferno Canto I - Quiz

A seven-question quiz about the first Canto of Dante's Inferno


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who is the shade that serves as the poet's guide?

    • A.

      Homer

    • B.

      Virgil

    • C.

      Juvenal

    • D.

      Ovid

    Correct Answer
    B. Virgil
    Explanation
    Virgil serves as the poet's guide in Dante's epic poem, "The Divine Comedy." In the poem, Dante is guided through Hell, Purgatory, and Heaven by the spirit of Virgil, who was a renowned Roman poet. Virgil's character represents reason and wisdom, guiding Dante through the various realms and providing him with insight and knowledge. Virgil's presence as the poet's guide symbolizes the importance of classical literature and knowledge in Dante's journey towards spiritual enlightenment.

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  • 2. 

    What are the three animals who block the poet's path?

    • A.

      A Panther, a Lion, and a She-Wolf

    • B.

      A Bear, a Leopard, and a Three-headed Dog

    • C.

      A Shark, a Sea Lion, and a Killer Whale

    • D.

      A Snake, an Eagle, and a Crocodile

    Correct Answer
    A. A Panther, a Lion, and a She-Wolf
    Explanation
    The correct answer is A Panther, a Lion, and a She-Wolf. In Dante's Divine Comedy, these three animals symbolize different sins and represent the obstacles that the poet encounters on his journey through Hell. The Panther represents lust, the Lion represents pride, and the She-Wolf represents greed. These three animals block the poet's path and prevent him from progressing further, reflecting the moral and spiritual challenges he must face.

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  • 3. 

    What is the "cause and source of all delight?"

    • A.

      Beatrice aka "she whom I adored".

    • B.

      Paradise aka "the city golden"

    • C.

      Mount Delectable aka "this pleasant mount".

    • D.

      God aka "the Almighty King"

    Correct Answer
    C. Mount Delectable aka "this pleasant mount".
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Mount Delectable aka "this pleasant mount". This is because the question asks for the cause and source of all delight, and Mount Delectable is described as a pleasant mount, implying that it brings joy and delight. The other options, Beatrice, Paradise, and God, may also bring delight in different contexts, but they are not explicitly described as the cause and source of all delight.

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  • 4. 

    Who shall be Italy's savior?

    • A.

      Caesar Invictus

    • B.

      The Greyhound

    • C.

      The Wolf Twins

    • D.

      Barbarossa

    Correct Answer
    B. The Greyhound
    Explanation
    The Greyhound is suggested as Italy's savior because it is implied that the Greyhound possesses the necessary qualities or abilities to save Italy. However, without further context or information about the characteristics or capabilities of the Greyhound, it is difficult to provide a more specific explanation.

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  • 5. 

    What is the Sage's explanation for why he cannot serve as the poet's guide for the full length of the journey?

    • A.

      He does not know the way.

    • B.

      His time is limited.

    • C.

      He is accursed because of Dido's suicide.

    • D.

      He has been judged a rebel to the King's law.

    Correct Answer
    D. He has been judged a rebel to the King's law.
    Explanation
    The Sage cannot serve as the poet's guide for the full length of the journey because he has been judged a rebel to the King's law.

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  • 6. 

    For what do the disconsolate spirits of old cry out?

    • A.

      Forgiveness

    • B.

      Entry to Paradise

    • C.

      The second death

    • D.

      Mercy

    Correct Answer
    C. The second death
    Explanation
    The disconsolate spirits of old cry out for the second death. This refers to the belief that after physical death, there is a second death that awaits those who have not received forgiveness or entry to Paradise. The second death is often seen as a punishment or a separation from God. The disconsolate spirits, being filled with sorrow and despair, long for this second death as a release from their suffering and a chance for redemption.

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  • 7. 

    Where shall the Greyhound's lands be?

    • A.

      Between Feltro and Feltro

    • B.

      Between the Fourth and Fifth Circles

    • C.

      Between Rome and Florence

    • D.

      In Jerusalem

    Correct Answer
    A. Between Feltro and Feltro
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Between Feltro and Feltro." This answer suggests that the Greyhound's lands will be located in between two places called Feltro. The question does not provide any additional context or information to further explain the answer.

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