Dante's Inferno Canto Summaries Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Canto Seventeen of Dante's Inferno, which of the following occurs immediately after Virgil and Dante encounter the monster Geryon?

Question 2 2. How does Dante respond to recognizing Filippo Argenti in Canto 8 of The Inferno?

Question 3 3. Why does Virgil want to be the one who speaks to the two individuals in the flames in the eighth pouch of the eighth circle of Hell in Dante's Inferno?

Question 4 4. What does Virgil have in common with Manto in Canto 20 of Inferno?

Question 5 5. When Dante wakes up in Canto 6 of Dante's Inferno and finds himself entering the third circle of hell, what does he notice about the setting?

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Question 6 6. When Brunetto Latini speaks of his 'Treasure' in Dante's Inferno, XV, 119, of what is he speaking?

Question 7 7. In Canto IV of Dante's Inferno, Virgil is greeted by four great _____.

Question 8 8. Why is Bertrand de Born doomed to carry around his own severed head in Canto 28 of Inferno?

Question 9 9. In what way are simonists punished in Canto XIX of Dante's Inferno?

Question 10 10. Why are Virgil and Dante taking a break in Canto 11 of Inferno?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following quotes refers to the rocky, treacherous bridge that Virgil and Dante have to cross at the beginning of Canto 24 of Dante's Inferno?

Question 12 12. In Canto 33 of Inferno we learn that Ugolino and Ruggieri are stuck together in hell because their stories in life were intertwined. What was Ruggieri's part in their relationship?

Question 13 13. In Canto 9 of Dante's Inferno, which Greco-Roman creatures threaten and torment Virgil and Dante before they are able to enter the city of Dis?

Question 14 14. In Canto 30 of Dante's ''Inferno'', the Master tells Dante that less shame has washed away greater _____.

Question 15 15. The souls just inside the gate to hell in The Inferno are there because they _____.

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Question 16 16. Who escorts Dante and Virgil into Pouch 5 of Malebolge in Inferno?

Question 17 17. What do those who hoard and squander smash against each other in the fourth circle of Dante's Hell in the 'Inferno'?

Question 18 18. In the beginning of Dante's Inferno, Canto 23, what is Dante worried about?

Question 19 19. Virgil warns Dante in Canto 10 of Dante's Inferno to be sure that his words are clear when he talks with the dead. How does this warning operate as foreshadowing?

Question 20 20. The three souls who approach Dante and Virgil in Canto 16 of Inferno are curious about what Dante is doing there. They also ask another question about what?

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Question 21 21. Why does Guido feel comfortable sharing his story with Dante in Canto 27 of Inferno?

Question 22 22. How is suicide punished in Dante's 'Inferno'?

Question 23 23. Who was it in The Inferno who sought out Virgil to ask him to intercede with Dante?

Question 24 24. How is the Minotaur distracted so that Virgil and Dante can enter the seventh ring in 'Dante's Inferno'?

Question 25 25. Which of the following quotes describes the two sinners in Caina that Dante encounters FIRST in Canto 32 of the Inferno?

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Question 26 26. As they encounter the falsifiers, what discovery do Virgil and Dante make with regard to their punishment in Canto 29 of the Inferno?

Question 27 27. What is the job of the Blacktalons in Canto 21 of Inferno?

Question 28 28. Virgil introduces himself as the bard who wrote about 'Anchises' upright son.' Whom and what is he referring to in Canto 1 of The Inferno.

Question 29 29. In what way are the spirits in the second trench of the eighth circle of hell, who are guilty of flattery, punished in Canto 18 of Dante's Inferno?

Question 30 30. In what circle of Hell does Canto 5 of Dante's 'Inferno' take place?

Dante's Inferno Canto Summaries Chapter Exam Instructions

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