Dante's Inferno Cantos Xxxi And Xxxii

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An eight-question quiz about cantos XXXI and XXXII of Dante's Inferno.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What both wounded and ministered to Dante?
    • A. 

      God's judgment

    • B. 

      Dante's conscience

    • C. 

      Virgil's tongue

    • D. 

      An angel

  • 2. 
    What did Virgil warn Dante not to confuse with towers?
    • A. 

      Mountains.

    • B. 

      Demons.

    • C. 

      Castles.

    • D. 

      Giants.

  • 3. 
    Who does Virgil declare is to blame for one language no longer being used by the world?
    • A. 

      Raphel

    • B. 

      Nimrod

    • C. 

      Ephialtes

    • D. 

      Briareus

  • 4. 
    What does Virgil ask of Antaeus?
    • A. 

      To spare them.

    • B. 

      To guard them.

    • C. 

      To carry them.

    • D. 

      To guide them.

  • 5. 
    What is unusual about the lower levels of Dante's Inferno?
    • A. 

      It is cold and icy.

    • B. 

      It is closer to Heaven.

    • C. 

      It is fiery.

    • D. 

      It is empty.

  • 6. 
    How are the sinners punished in the first part of the Ninth Circle?
    • A. 

      They burn in eternal fire.

    • B. 

      They are frozen up to their necks in ice.

    • C. 

      They are impaled on icicles.

    • D. 

      They are covered in snow.

  • 7. 
    What is the crime for which they suffer?
    • A. 

      They were robbers.

    • B. 

      They were murderers.

    • C. 

      They were fornicators.

    • D. 

      They were traitors.

  • 8. 
    What horrific image does Dante use to close this canto?
    • A. 

      A limbless torso.

    • B. 

      A head gnawing another head.

    • C. 

      A forest of impaled bodies.

    • D. 

      A demon devouring a sinner.