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Canto 21 Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Why does Virgil pull Dante to one side and cry out?

2. What is a barrator?

3. Why do the barrators remain in the boiling pitch?

4. How does Virgil manage to get by and to help Dante get by the demons?

5. What is the name of the main demon?

6. Describe the appearance of the demons.

7. What caused the earthquake that destroyed the bridge?

8. On what day of the week does the encounter with Belzecue occur?

9. What year did the earthquake occur?

10. What time of day is it as the demons talk with Dante and Virgil?

Answers
1. Virgil pulls Dante to one side and cries out because he sees a demon with an alderman in his arms.

2. A barrator...

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