Dante's Inferno Canto I

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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

  • 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

  • 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"

  • 4. 
    Who shall be Italy's savior?
    • A. 

      Caesar Invictus

    • B. 

      The Greyhound

    • C. 

      The Wolf Twins

    • D. 

      Barbarossa

  • 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.

  • 6. 
    For what do the disconsolate spirits of old cry out?
    • A. 

      Forgiveness

    • B. 

      Entry to Paradise

    • C. 

      The second death

    • D. 

      Mercy

  • 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