Dante's Divine Comedy and the Growth of Literature in the Middle Ages


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Put these events in the correct order:

- Papal authorities detained Dante.

- Dante befriended Beatrice.

- Dante wrote The Divine Comedy.

- Dante was exiled from Florence.

2. Who was Beatrice?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your understanding of Dante's Divine Comedy, a famous poem from the Middle Ages. Some of the elements you will be tested on include the characters and settings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be quizzed on the following:

  • How many circles of hell are in the poem
  • How many levels of heaven are depicted
  • Dante's guide through hell
  • Dante's guide through heaven
  • The city Dante was exiled from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on The Divine Comedy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Dante in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding The Divine Comedy

Additional Learning

To learn more about this famous epic poem, review the accompanying lesson on Dante's Divine Comedy and Literature of the Middle Ages. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about Dante's history and political leanings
  • Examine the poem The Divine Comedy
  • Explore what makes this poem unique