Dante's Inferno Cantos Xii And Xiii

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A ten question quiz on the twelfth and thirteenth cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    Who is the "infamy of Crete" encountered by Dante and Virgil.
    • A. 

      Minos

    • B. 

      Midas

    • C. 

      Myrmidon

    • D. 

      The Minotaur

  • 2. 
    What event caused the Seventh Circle to have changed since Virgil's previous visit?
    • A. 

      The Crucifixion

    • B. 

      The Harrowing of Hell

    • C. 

      The Resurrection

    • D. 

      The Virgin Birth

  • 3. 
    What flows through the valley, filled with tormented souls?
    • A. 

      A river of molten gold.

    • B. 

      A river of burning fire.

    • C. 

      A river of boiling blood.

    • D. 

      A river of black ichor.

  • 4. 
    What fate befalls the souls who attempt to escape the river?
    • A. 

      They are shot by centaurs armed with bows.

    • B. 

      They are beaten by orcs armed with whips.

    • C. 

      They are jabbed by demons armed with pitchforks.

    • D. 

      They are torn apart and devoured by devils.

  • 5. 
    What tyrant does Virgil tell Dante that divine justice is goading?
    • A. 

      Julius Caesar

    • B. 

      Frederick I Barbarossa

    • C. 

      Genghis Khan

    • D. 

      Attila the Hun

  • 6. 
    What beasts live amidst the poisoned wood of the second ring?
    • A. 

      The centaurs

    • B. 

      The harpies

    • C. 

      The gorgons

    • D. 

      The cyclops

  • 7. 
    What were the trees when they were alive?
    • A. 

      Kidnappers

    • B. 

      Suicides

    • C. 

      Poisoners

    • D. 

      Traitors

  • 8. 
    Why did the imperial courtier kill himself?
    • A. 

      He fell in love with the Emperor's mistress.

    • B. 

      He embezzled from the imperial treasury.

    • C. 

      His lord, the Emperor Frederick, turned against him.

    • D. 

      He betrayed the Emperor Frederick II.

  • 9. 
    Who consigns the suicides to the Seventh Abyss?
    • A. 

      Satan

    • B. 

      Beelzebub

    • C. 

      The archangel Michael

    • D. 

      Minos

  • 10. 
    What pursued the two naked spirits running through the poisoned wood?
    • A. 

      A herd of wild boars.

    • B. 

      A flock of harpies.

    • C. 

      A pack of black mastiffs.

    • D. 

      An eyrar of black swans.