Number Symbolism in Dante's Inferno


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Which of the following is NOT an example of number symbolism?

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1. How does Dante's use of the poetic form terza rima in his narrative poem Inferno relate to number symbolism?

2. What does the number three represent in Christianity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You'll be quizzed on the number symbolism in Dante's Inferno with these resources. Questions will touch on key points such as examples of number symbolism and the symbolism from the term 'terza rima'.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer questions on the following:

  • Symbolism of the number three in Christianity
  • 'Spiritually perfect' numbers
  • The number of faces that Satan has in the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number symbolism from Dante's Inferno
  • Making connections - use your understanding of numbers that are 'spiritually perfect' and how they're connected to the story
  • Infomation recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding examples of number symbolism from the poem

Additional Learning

The lesson we've called Number Symbolism in Dante's Inferno will help you cover the following subject material listed below:

  • Definition of number symbolism
  • Number symbolism history
  • Background of Dante's Inferno and when it was written
  • Analysis of the numbers that are used as symbols in the poem