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Abandon All Hope

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Abandon All Hope game quiz
"Think you know a lot about that infernal place where you may be going in a little while? Test yourself with this quiz on Dante's 'Inferno'."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. To begin at the beginning: what is the best English translation for the Inferno's first line, "Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita"?
    "In the middle of our life's room"
    "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"
    "On our way fast down the road"
    "Halfway on the path of our life"


2. Which ancient Roman poet serves as Dante's guide through the infernal regions?
    Ovid
    Catullus
    Horace
    Virgil


3. How many circles of hell does Dante pass through?
    eight
    nine
    ten
    none


4. Which philosophers does Dante encounter in Limbo, the first circle of hell?
    Socrates and Plato
    Herakleitos and Plato
    Plato and Aristotle
    Socrates and Thales


5. Name the two lustful adulterers whom Dante meets in the second circle of hell.
    Tristan and Isolde
    Hero and Leander
    Abelard and Heloise
    Paolo and Francesca


6. At the beginning of which century does the poem begin?
    twelfth
    thirteenth
    fourteenth
    fifteenth


7. What is the Italian term for the ten "evil pockets" in which Dante sees the fraudulent suffering on entering the eighth circle of hell?
    fiori
    bolgie
    cantini
    abysmos


8. The ninth and lowest circle of hell Dante reserves for what kind of sinners?
    the heretical
    the treasonous
    the slothful
    the avaricious


9. Now for the big guy himself. What is Satan's punishment for disobeying God?
    he stands buried to his waist in freezing ice
    he sits in a desk reading Dante's Inferno
    he stands engulfed in terrible flames
    he is eaten alive by other fallen angels


10. After climbing down Satan's shaggy legs, Dante and his guide emerge into what new area?
    Purgatorio
    Mt. Etna
    Paradiso
    Mt. Vesuvius


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Compiled Jun 28 12