Dante's Inferno Cantos XVI And XVIi

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A ten question quiz on the sixteenth and seventeenth cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    What was strange about the way Dante was approached by the three Florentines?
    • A. 

      They were unaffected by the fiery rain.

    • B. 

      They barked at him as if they were dogs.

    • C. 

      They wheeled towards him in a circle.

    • D. 

      They crawled towards him on their bellies.

  • 2. 
    Who was responsible for bringing Jacopo Rusticucci to blame?
    • A. 

      His savage wife.

    • B. 

      His treacherous son.

    • C. 

      His disloyal mistress.

    • D. 

      His ungrateful king.

  • 3. 
    What produced the loud noise that made it hard for Dante and Virgil to hear each other?
    • A. 

      Thunder.

    • B. 

      The roaring of demons.

    • C. 

      The howling of the Damned.

    • D. 

      A waterfall.

  • 4. 
    What did Dante once think to do with the cord he wore about his waist?
    • A. 

      Hang himself in despair.

    • B. 

      Climb over the walls of Dis.

    • C. 

      Catch the leopard.

    • D. 

      Tie himself to his Guide.

  • 5. 
    What did Virgil do with the cord that Dante was wearing?
    • A. 

      Discard it.

    • B. 

      Summon something from the water.

    • C. 

      Climb down the cliff.

    • D. 

      Tie Dante to him.

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the summoned monster that corrupts the whole world?
    • A. 

      Geryon

    • B. 

      Abaddon

    • C. 

      Prometheus

    • D. 

      Guglielmo

  • 7. 
    Of what is the monster an uncleanly image?
    • A. 

      Avarice and/or Greed

    • B. 

      Bestiality

    • C. 

      Leprosy

    • D. 

      Deceit and/or Fraud

  • 8. 
    How does Dante describe the Germans?
    • A. 

      As tall.

    • B. 

      As violent.

    • C. 

      As heavy drinkers.

    • D. 

      As arrogant.

  • 9. 
    Why does Virgil send Dante away for a short while?
    • A. 

      To compose himself.

    • B. 

      To negotiate passage with the monster.

    • C. 

      To save Dante from being attacked.

    • D. 

      To take a nap.

  • 10. 
    How do Dante and Virgil descend to the Eighth Circle?
    • A. 

      They tie the cord to a tree and climb down.

    • B. 

      They ride Geryon's back.

    • C. 

      They jump into the deepest pool.

    • D. 

      Virgil sprouts wings and carries Dante.