The Divine Comedy by Dante: Summary & Analysis


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In The Divine Comedy, who is Dante's guide through Hell?

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1. In The Divine Comedy, how many spheres of Heaven are there?

2. In The Divine Comedy, the concept of sins being turned back on the sinner in punishment is called what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dante's epic poem, Divine Comedy, was written during the 14th century and has endured as a classic piece of literature that attempts to describe the supernatural. To pass this quiz, you'll have to recall key parts of the poem, including characters and descriptions of Heaven and Hell.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students will be quizzed on details such as:

  • Guide that assists Dante
  • Number of spheres of Heaven
  • Dante's ranking of sins
  • What sinners must face in Hell and where it is

Skills Practiced

With this quiz and worksheet, you will use these skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to determine information about Heaven and Hell in a different light
  • Making connections - understand Dante's opinion of the worst sin
  • Information recall - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding major details about location and characters in the poem

Additional Learning

To study more about this work, pull up the lesson titled The Divine Comedy by Dante: Summary & Analysis. This lesson will give you in-depth information about:

  • Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradiso
  • Dante's role in the poem
  • Reasons behind Dante's choice of guides
  • Common interpretations