Dante's Inferno Cantos VI And VII: Quiz!

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It's a 10-question quiz on the sixth and seventh cantos of Dante's Inferno. 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 will test your knowledge about Dante's Inferno's fourth and fifth cantos. Let's try it out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is the tormenting genius of the Third Circle?
    • A. 

      Abaddon

    • B. 

      Beelzebub

    • C. 

      Cerberus

    • D. 

      Dawkins

  • 2. 
    What is the sin for which the denizens of the Third Circle must atone?
    • A. 

      Lust

    • B. 

      Gluttony

    • C. 

      Covetousness

    • D. 

      Blasphemy

  • 3. 
    What does Ciacco the Florentine predict will prevail?
    • A. 

      The Ghibellines.

    • B. 

      The rustic Party of the Woods (the Cerchi or White Guelphs).

    • C. 

      The party driven out, (the Donati or Black Guelphs).

    • D. 

      The Pope.

  • 4. 
    When will the gluttonous wake again?
    • A. 

      When the angelic trumpet sounds.

    • B. 

      When Christ descends into Hell.

    • C. 

      When Heaven and Earth fade away.

    • D. 

      Never.

  • 5. 
    According to Virgil, will the pain of the punishment of Hell be more or less painful after the Last Judgment?
    • A. 

      Neither, there will be no more punishment.

    • B. 

      It will be the same.

    • C. 

      It will be more painful.

    • D. 

      It will be less painful.

  • 6. 
    Who presides over the Fourth Circle?
    • A. 

      Hades

    • B. 

      Charybdis

    • C. 

      Neptune

    • D. 

      Plutus

  • 7. 
    What is the sin for which the denizens of the Fourth Circle are being punished?
    • A. 

      Adultery

    • B. 

      Avarice

    • C. 

      Murder

    • D. 

      Lying

  • 8. 
    What is the river separating the Fourth Circle from the Fifth?
    • A. 

      Acheron

    • B. 

      Styx

    • C. 

      Cocytus

    • D. 

      Phlegethon

  • 9. 
    What two types of sinners inhabit the fifth circle?
    • A. 

      The murderers and thieves.

    • B. 

      The depressed and the suicides.

    • C. 

      The angry and the sullen.

    • D. 

      The bitter and the sarcastic.

  • 10. 
    What is Fortune?
    • A. 

      A treacherous demoness

    • B. 

      An angel of justice

    • C. 

      An minister ensuring change

    • D. 

      A ruler of Hell