Dante Alighieri: Biography, Works & Quotes


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The literary movement began by Dante and a few other poets is called what?

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1. Who does Dante often say is his savior, his poetic muse, and his lifetime love?

2. In Convivio, what does Lady Philosophy tell Dante to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dante Alighieri was a famous poet widely known for his work, The Divine Comedy. In this quiz and worksheet, you will be assessed on his poetry, his muse, and the style of writing he helped create.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Why Dante journeys in The Divine Comedy
  • De Monarchia
  • Characters and plot in Convivio
  • Dante's muse
  • The literary movement that Dante helped begin
  • The content of De Monarchia

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Dante Alighieri
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main concepts found in Dante Alighieri's writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Convivio, The Divine Comedy, and De Monarchia

Additional Learning

To learn more about Dante Alighieri, review the accompanying lesson on his life and work. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define The Sweet New Style
  • Identify Dante Alighieri's most famous work
  • Learn of Dante Alighieri's life
  • Understand Dante Alighieri's influences
  • Learn famous quotations from Dante Alighieri's works