Divine Comedy Short Answer Test - Answer Key

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Short Answer Questions Key

1. In Canto 1, what does Dante say was lost to him in the Dark Wood?

The straight way.

2. Which of the following is not an animal that appears to Dante in Canto 1?

A serpent.

3. In Canto 1, what does Virgil prophesy the vice-less greyhound will do?

Save Italy.

4. What role does Virgil offer to serve for Dante in Canto 1?

Guide.

5. How does Dante compare himself to Aeneas and Paul in Canto 2?

He is not as worthy as they.

6. At the end of Canto 2, who does Virgil say implored him to find Dante?

Beatrice.

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