Category Archives: Quizzes

Search: Quiz 34 (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.

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The three women who visit Christine de Pizan, Reason,  Rectitute, and Justice, all carry with them an object that is symbolic of their calling. Which of the following is NOT one of those objects: 

Reason outlines a number of reasons why men attack women. Which of the following is NOT one of those reasons.

Reason's account of Artemisia's role in the Second Persian War differs from the version in Herodotus because

Rectitude suggests that men do not want their daughters, wives, or female relatives to be educated because:

When the city is complete, who serves as the queen?

Greek Drama & Africana Receptions: Quiz 13

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.

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At the beginning of There are Women Waiting: The Tragedy of Medea Jackson, the singer sings:

According to Medea, what did she do on behalf of Jason? Check all that apply.


After Creon has told her she must leave, Jason offers her

After Jason leaves with the children, the chorus sings

After the children return from "delivering the deadly gifts,"

Search: Quiz 33 (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.

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Cacciaguida, Dante’s great-great-grandfather, who first appears in canto fifteen, reviews the history of Florence in canto sixteen, and goes on to foretell of Dante's banishment from his native city in canto seventeen, belonged to which of the following groups?

Which of the following accurately lists Dante’s examiners on the questions of faith, hope and love (charity), which constitute the three theological virtues?

In order to see the Mystic Rose in the Empyrean

To which of the following does Dante compare the angelic host in canto thirty-one?

Among the Thrones of the Blessed where does Beatrice sit according to Dante's description in cantos thirty-one and thirty-two (and Beatrice's comment in Inferno 2.102)?


Search: Quiz 32 (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.

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According to Beatrice, god’s greatest gift to human beings – the one gift closest to god's goodness and the one god calls most precious is

According to Beatrice, which of the following is correct about vows

Who occupies the highest rank in the sphere of Venus?

In the sphere of the sun, Dante encounters two garlands of twelve souls. From among these souls of the intellectuals who created the theological framework of the church, one stands out as the loveliest who surpassed all other mortals. That spirit was

Which of the following is the correct order of the spheres in heaven

Greek Drama & Africana Receptions: Quiz 12

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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.

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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?

Search: Quiz 30 (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.

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In Canto 1 of Purgatorio Dante encounters

What loomed out of the light that Dante sees on board the vessel in Canto 2?

In Canto 5, Dante encounters those, including Pia, who

Arachne undergoes the transformation into a spider because

Dante encounters Aglauros and finds out that she underwent a transformation into stone because

Search: Quiz 29 (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.

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The beast Dante sees in Canto XVII has

In Canto XVIII, Jason is being punished for

The scenes of dread in Canto XXIII remind Dante of

The Navarrese, who was a servant in the household of King Thibault and who eluded Grizzly and Hellken causing them to fight and fall into the boiling pitch, occupies the Fifth Bolgia ("Pouch") of Malebolge (the Eighth Circle of Hell) for which of the following crimes

What Greek hero does Dante encounter in the Seventh Bolgia?

Greek Drama & Africana Receptions: Quiz 11

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Search: Quiz 28 (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.

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Which of the following is NOT one of the beasts Dante encountered in Canto I when attempting to climb out of the dark wood?

Whom does Dante meet in the woods?

The following image by William Blake depicts, which of the following:


After speaking to the soul-bush in the seventh circle of Hell, Dante

At the end of Canto XVI, Virgil asks Dante for something. What is it?