Search: Quiz 31 (Spring 2019)

For the following questions more than one of the choices may be correct. In those cases, one answer is ultimately better than the others. You will receive credit for selecting any of the correct answers but to receive a perfect score of fifteen, you will have to select the answers that most fully or accurately capture the significance of the question.


Purgatory experiences an earthquake because

Penitents in the first three circles of Purgatory are repenting of which of the following types of "love gone wrong"

The rivers Lethe and Eunoë

What was the source of the "sparks" that were the "seeds of passion" for Statius?

In canto twenty-nine, Dante experiences a heavenly pageant, a procession of candelabra, rainbow, twenty-four elders, four beasts, a triumphal chariot drawn by a griffon, seven dancing maidens or nymphs, and seven elders (a group of two, followed by a group of four, and then a single elder). The seven maidens or nymphs represent the three theological and four cardinal virtues that symbolically appear at different times in the Purgatorio and contribute to the categories of penitants. Which of the following is NOT one of the seven virtues?