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Abandon All Hope
"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
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"
Which ancient Roman poet serves as Dante's guide through the infernal regions?
How many circles of hell does Dante pass through?
Which philosophers does Dante encounter in Limbo, the first circle of hell?
Socrates and Plato
Herakleitos and Plato
Plato and Aristotle
Socrates and Thales
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
At the beginning of which century does the poem begin?
What is the Italian term for the ten "evil pockets" in which Dante sees the fraudulent suffering on entering the eighth circle of hell?
The ninth and lowest circle of hell Dante reserves for what kind of sinners?
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
After climbing down Satan's shaggy legs, Dante and his guide emerge into what new area?
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Compiled Jun 28 12