Dante's Inferno Quotes About Limbo


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In Dante's Inferno, which circle of Hell is associated with Limbo?

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1. In Inferno, Dante describes the souls in Limbo as ''crowds, multitudinous and vast, / Of babies and of women and of men'' (IV.29-30). What flaw did these men, women and babies have that prevented them from entering Heaven?

2. Souls in Limbo in Dante's Inferno are commonly referred to as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study questions will assess you on Limbo from Dante's Inferno. You'll be responsible for key quiz topics that include the circle of Hell where Limbo is found and a flaw that kept these souls from entering into Heaven.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on:

  • The circle of Hell known as Limbo
  • Common name for the souls in Limbo
  • Souls that are treated better in Limbo than the rest
  • Descriptions of Limbo

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Limbo in Dante's Inferno
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the flaw of those in Limbo that kept them out of Heaven
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the name that's used for the souls trapped in Limbo and descriptions of Limbo

Additional Learning

Learn more about Limbo from the lesson titled, Dante's Inferno Quotes About Limbo. Study topics covered include:

  • The structure of Hell in Dante's Inferno
  • The sadness associated with the souls in Limbo
  • Virgil's home in this section of Hell
  • The event known as the Harrowing of Hell
  • The distinction between Limbo and Purgatory