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Question 1: It helped establish the ________ in which it is written as the Italian standard.
Corsican languageSardinian languageEmiliano-RomagnoloTuscan Language

Question 2: At the shores of ________, Dante and Virgil are attracted by a musical performance by Casella, but are reprimanded by Cato, a pagan who has been placed by God as the general guardian of the approach to the mountain.
Catholic ChurchOrthodox ChurchHeavenPurgatory

Question 3: Originally the work was simply titled Commedia and was later christened Divina by ________.
Giovanni BoccaccioDante AlighieriFlorencePetrarch

Question 4: The first printed edition was published in ________, Italy, by Johann Numeister and Evangelista Angelini da Trevi on 11 April 1472.
FolignoNocera UmbraAssisiSpoleto

Question 5: In music, ________ was one of many composers to write works based on the Divine Comedy.
Frédéric ChopinHector BerliozRichard WagnerFranz Liszt

Question 6: At this stage it is, Dante says, sunset at Jerusalem, midnight on the River ________, and sunrise in Purgatory.
GangesYamunaBhagirathi RiverIndus River

Question 7: The structure of the poem, likewise, is quite complex, with mathematical and numerological patterns arching throughout the work, particularly threes and nines, which are related to the ________.
TrinityChristologyGod in ChristianityBiblical canon

Question 8: [41] The Comedy was "rediscovered" by ________ - who illustrated several passages of the epic - and the romantic writers of the 19th century.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron ByronDescriptive Catalogue (1809)Percy Bysshe ShelleyWilliam Blake

Question 9: The Purgatorio is notable for demonstrating the medieval knowledge of a ________.
HeliocentrismPtolemySpherical EarthFlat Earth

Question 10: Dante did, however, live in a Europe of substantial literary and philosophical contact with the Muslim world, encouraged by such factors as Averroism and the patronage of ________.
Alfonso X of CastileMoorsAl-AndalusSpain


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