Dante's Inferno Cantos Xx And Xxi

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A ten question quiz about the twentieth and twenty-first cantos of Dante's Inferno.


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  • 1. 
    What strange physical manifestation inflicts the Sorcerors in the fourth chasm?
    • A. 

      Their genitals are grotesquely engorged.

    • B. 

      Their eye sockets are empty.

    • C. 

      Their bodies are covered with hair.

    • D. 

      Their faces are turned backwards.

  • 2. 
    Which of the four names was NOT a sorceror or soothsayer encountered by Dante?
    • A. 

      Amphiaraus

    • B. 

      Aruns

    • C. 

      Bacchus

    • D. 

      Tiresias

  • 3. 
    What city was named after a sorceress whom Virgil pointed out to Dante?
    • A. 

      Firenza

    • B. 

      Mantua

    • C. 

      Venezia

    • D. 

      Siena

  • 4. 
    Lake Garda appears in this canto, but under a different name.  What was the name of the lake "walled by the Alps behind it"?
    • A. 

      Maggiore

    • B. 

      Benaco

    • C. 

      Como

    • D. 

      Rubica

  • 5. 
    What doomed soul does Virgil inform Dante appeared in his "high Traged", the Aeneid?
    • A. 

      Aeneas

    • B. 

      Turnus

    • C. 

      Eurypylus

    • D. 

      Evander

  • 6. 
    The fifth chasm brings the poet to mind which famous landmark of a city?
    • A. 

      The seven hills of Rome.

    • B. 

      The leaning tower of Pisa.

    • C. 

      The arsenal of Venice.

    • D. 

      The cathedral of Milan.

  • 7. 
    How are the Barrators punished?
    • A. 

      They are boiled in pitch.

    • B. 

      They are stabbed with knives.

    • C. 

      They are drowned in blood.

    • D. 

      They are skinned and rolled in salt.

  • 8. 
    ___________ is the name of the demon that Virgil confronts and convinces to back down.
  • 9. 
    How does Virgil convince the demon to get out of Dante's way?
    • A. 

      He threatens him.

    • B. 

      He begs him.

    • C. 

      He says the magic word.

    • D. 

      He appeals to reason.

  • 10. 
    How did the Malebranche escorting Virgil and Dante salute their chief as they departed the chasm?
    • A. 

      They farted.

    • B. 

      They howled.

    • C. 

      They breathed fire.

    • D. 

      They banged their grapnels.