Take This Quiz On Dante's Inferno Cantos IV And V

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Dantes Inferno Quizzes & Trivia

Inferno is the first part of Dante's Divine Comedy, in which he describes his journey through hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. He described hell as nine circles of torment located inside the earth. This quiz has been created to test your knowledge about the fourth and fifth cantos of Dante's Inferno. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What caused Virgil to go pale when he and Dante reached the edge of the descent into the First Circle?
    • A. 

      Fear

    • B. 

      Anger

    • C. 

      Pity

    • D. 

      Shame

  • 2. 
    What sort of souls make up the great multitude of Limbo?
    • A. 

      Souls who did not sin and were not baptized.

    • B. 

      Souls who were not born and did not sin.

    • C. 

      Souls who sinned but repented after death.

    • D. 

      Souls whose sins were pecuniary.

  • 3. 
    What occasioned the singular release of a number of souls from Limbo?
    • A. 

      The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    • B. 

      The appearance of a Mighty One crowned in victory.

    • C. 

      The founding of the Roman Empire by Aeneas.

    • D. 

      The defeat of Satan by the Archangel Gabriel.

  • 4. 
    Who are the four great shades who welcome Dante into their company?
    • A. 

      Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, and Zeno.

    • B. 

      Homer, Horace, Ovid, and Lucan.

    • C. 

      Cicero, Juvenal, Tacitus, and Seneca.

    • D. 

      Hector, Aeneas, Caesar, and Brutus.

  • 5. 
    Who is the Master of those who know?
    • A. 

      Plato

    • B. 

      Socrates

    • C. 

      Democritus

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 6. 
    Who initially forbids Dante's entrance into the Second Circle?
    • A. 

      Minos

    • B. 

      Charon

    • C. 

      Hades

    • D. 

      Cerberus

  • 7. 
    How are the pairs of forbidden lovers punished in the Second Circle?
    • A. 

      By eternal separation from the beloved.

    • B. 

      By the fiery pitchforks of the devils.

    • C. 

      By the ever-turning wheel and rack.

    • D. 

      By the black winds of the abysmal tempest.

  • 8. 
    How does Virgil tell Dante to summon the lovers with whom he wishes to speak?
    • A. 

      In the name of Christ.

    • B. 

      By the curse that binds them.

    • C. 

      By the love that guides them.

    • D. 

      In the name of Venus.

  • 9. 
    What is the name of the adulteress for whom Dante feels great pity?
    • A. 

      Julia

    • B. 

      Francesca

    • C. 

      Beatrice

    • D. 

      Rachel

  • 10. 
    Reading a book about whom served as a Galahalt, (or Galeotto), for the adulteress with whom Dante speaks?
    • A. 

      Launcelot

    • B. 

      Guinevere

    • C. 

      Romeo

    • D. 

      Bathsheba