Dante's Inferno Cantos Xiv And Xv

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A ten question quiz on the fourteenth and fifteenth cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    What is the hallmark of the third ring of the Seventh Circle?
    • A. 

      The molten lava

    • B. 

      The burning sand

    • C. 

      The venomous swamp

    • D. 

      The shining void

  • 2. 
    What does Virgil describe as the most notable thing that Dante's eyes have seen to this point on his adventure?
    • A. 

      The red streamlet

    • B. 

      The poisoned wood

    • C. 

      The burning sepulchers

    • D. 

      The forbidding walls of Dis

  • 3. 
    Which group of naked souls suffered the worst pain from the rain of fire?
    • A. 

      Those who lay supine (the violent against God).

    • B. 

      Those who sit huddled up (the violent against Art).

    • C. 

      Those who must keep moving (the violent against Nature).

    • D. 

      Those who stand on their heads (the violent against History.)

  • 4. 
    Who is the king whose pride is unquenched by Hell's torments?
    • A. 

      Giacomo da Sant'Andrea

    • B. 

      Zeus

    • C. 

      Capaneus

    • D. 

      Epaminonides

  • 5. 
    What three rivers descend to form Cocytus?
    • A. 

      Lethe, Phlegethon, and Styx

    • B. 

      Phlegethon, Acheron, and Cerebus

    • C. 

      Minos, Dis, and Hades

    • D. 

      Acheron, Styx, and Phlegethon

  • 6. 
    Who does Dante recognize amidst the band of spirits at the river bank?
    • A. 

      Giacomo de Medici

    • B. 

      Brunetto Latini

    • C. 

      Cesare Borgia

    • D. 

      Roberto Calvini

  • 7. 
    Why does the spirit met by Dante refuse to stop and sit with him?
    • A. 

      He is marching towards Limbo.

    • B. 

      He will burn for one hundred years.

    • C. 

      He is an enemy of Dante's.

    • D. 

      He does not recognize Dante.

  • 8. 
    Who are described as an "ungrateful and malignant people"?
    • A. 

      The people of Rome

    • B. 

      The people of Italy

    • C. 

      The people of Fesole

    • D. 

      The people of Venice

  • 9. 
    In what Italian city did the winner of a race win a green cloth?
    • A. 

      Rome

    • B. 

      Florence

    • C. 

      Milan

    • D. 

      Verona

  • 10. 
    Of what were the feet of the statue that was the source of Hell's rivers made?
    • A. 

      Iron and Clay

    • B. 

      Gold

    • C. 

      Silver

    • D. 

      Brass