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by Dante Alighieri

Reading Quizzes

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Sample of Reading Quizzes

Canto I


1. What three animals does Dante encounter in the woods?
2. Who is the shade that Dante sees?
3. What animal is foretold to conquer the she-wolf?
4. Why was Virgil banished from heaven?
5. Where does Dante finally decide to go?


1. A leopard, a lion, a she-wolf
2. Virgil
3. A greyhound
4. He was "rebellious" to God's law.
5. He follows Virgil into Hell.