Dante Quiz

Many of our modern conceptions of hell come from the 13-14th century Italian poet Dante Alighieri. What do you know about Dante's life, times, and works? Find out by taking the eNotes quiz!

  1. Which Italian city was Dante from?

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  2. What did Dante become in order to further his political career?

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  3. In which of the following Florentine city guilds did Dante serve?

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  4. True or False: Dante never mentions his wife, Gemma, in any of his poetry

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  5. During which century did Dante compose his works?

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  6. True or False: The "Beatrice" woman mentioned in Dante's work did not actually exist

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  7. Dante is called the "father of the ____________."

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  8. Dante's Inferno has been the subject of:

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  9. Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio are known as "The Three __________."

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  10. In Italy, Dante is known as "il Sommo Poeta." What does this mean?

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