Dante's Inferno: Summary & Characters


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What language is Inferno written in originally?

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1. How many Circles of Hell are there in Inferno?

2. Which of these is NOT being chewed on by Lucifer in Inferno?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will test your understanding of one man's vision of Hell and the punishments he inflicts on those he places in it. The quiz questions focus on the author of Inferno, the language it was written in, and more harrowing, if fascinating, facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will answer quiz questions that test your understanding of:

  • The number of circles found in Hell
  • Who was condemned to be eaten by Lucifer
  • Where virtuous non-Christians were found

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Inferno to name the language the author wrote it in
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the placement of good, but non-believing, souls
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding who wrote Inferno

Additional Learning

Examine the consequences of sin by studying the lesson titled Dante's Inferno: Summary & Characters. By the time you climb out of the underworld, you should be able to:

  • Identify the character who guides the narrator through the underworld
  • Explain who Beatrice is
  • Tell when the story begins