© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.



by Dante Alighieri

Purgatorio: I Think I Got a Touch of Purgatorio from That Chicken I Ate Last Night True or False

1. What is the name of the island on which Dante and Virgil find themselves at the beginning of the book? -> Purgatory Island
2. How can the souls in ante-Purgatory tell that Dante is alive? -> He bleeds
3. Where does the angel guarding the gate to Purgatory carve seven Ps? -> Into his arm, signifying that he is a member of the infamous Seven Pythons
4. To what do the seven terraces in Purgatory correspond? -> The seven dwarves
5. What is the punishment of the Slothful penitents? -> To run without rest