Take This Quiz On Dante's Inferno Cantos VIII And Ix

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This is a 10-question quiz on the eighth and ninth 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 has been created to test your knowledge about the eighth and ninth cantos of Dante's Inferno. So, let's try out the quiz. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who or what is the Sea of all Intelligence (or discernment).?
    • A. 

      God

    • B. 

      Dis

    • C. 

      Virgil

    • D. 

      Aristotle

  • 2. 
    Who is the Guardian of the Fifth Circle?
    • A. 

      Alecto

    • B. 

      Phlegyas

    • C. 

      Charon

    • D. 

      Styx

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the Florentine mangled by his fellow souls in the mire during the crossing of the lagoon?
    • A. 

      Lorenzo de Medici

    • B. 

      Filippo Argenti

    • C. 

      Marco D'oro

    • D. 

      Cesare Borgia

  • 4. 
    What great city did they approach from the water?
    • A. 

      Gehenna

    • B. 

      Elysium

    • C. 

      Khazad Dum

    • D. 

      Dis

  • 5. 
    What happened when they reached the iron walls of the city?
    • A. 

      They were driven back for fear of the furious dead.

    • B. 

      They were turned away by a thousand fallen angels

    • C. 

      They were taken to the vermilion mosques.

    • D. 

      They battled with the Guardian of the Gate.

  • 6. 
    For what purpose was Virgil conjured back to his body by a sorceress?
    • A. 

      To foretell the future.

    • B. 

      To tell her the location of the treasure.

    • C. 

      To bring a spirit from the circle of Judas.

    • D. 

      To help her pass the gate of the First Circle

  • 7. 
    How did the three Furies threaten to attack Dante?
    • A. 

      To tear him limb from limb.

    • B. 

      To make him claw out his own eyes.

    • C. 

      To throw him into the Styx.

    • D. 

      To turn him into stone.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a fury?
    • A. 

      Alecto

    • B. 

      Erictho

    • C. 

      Megaera

    • D. 

      Tisiphone

  • 9. 
    How did Dante manage to get past those barring him from the city?
    • A. 

      An angel from Heaven drove the spirits away.

    • B. 

      Virgil led him to the secret back entrance.

    • C. 

      The Furies were convinced to aid him.

    • D. 

      He didn't get past them.

  • 10. 
    Which sinners burn in the fiery sepulchres of the Fifth Circle?
    • A. 

      The murderers

    • B. 

      The embezzlers

    • C. 

      The heresiarchs

    • D. 

      The sorcerors