Dante's Inferno Cantos X And Xi

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A 7-question quiz on the tenth and eleventh cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    Which philosopher, who believed the soul died with the body, is buried in the sepulchres?
    • A. 

      Archimedes

    • B. 

      Euripedes

    • C. 

      Epicurus

    • D. 

      Zeno

  • 2. 
    What shattered the hope of the shadow that rose from the sepulchres?
    • A. 

      The news that the Pope's party had triumphed in Florence.

    • B. 

      The news that his son was no longer living.

    • C. 

      The news that Christ had already come and gone from Hell.

    • D. 

      Virgil drove him away.

  • 3. 
    Regarding what aspect of time do the dead know nothing?
    • A. 

      The past

    • B. 

      The present

    • C. 

      The future

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 4. 
    What causes Virgil and Dante to take refuge on the descent to the Seventh Circle?
    • A. 

      The Circle's dreadful Guardian.

    • B. 

      The flock of fallen angels.

    • C. 

      The awful screams.

    • D. 

      The fetid stench.

  • 5. 
    What is the worst of the three sins of the Seventh Circle?
    • A. 

      Violence

    • B. 

      Hypocrisy

    • C. 

      Fraud

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    What are the three evils to be avoided, according to the Ethics of Aristotle?
    • A. 

      Incontinence, malice, and bestiality.

    • B. 

      Gluttony, sloth, and lust.

    • C. 

      Theft, murder, and adultery

    • D. 

      Hypocrisy, fraud, and homosexuality

  • 7. 
    Which evil being flouts Nature?
    • A. 

      The sodomite

    • B. 

      The kinslayer

    • C. 

      The blasphemer

    • D. 

      The usurer