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Daniel Defoe: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Daniel Defoe was born in 1660 into a family of ________, a Protestant sect.
2. His father wanted him to choose a ________ career, but Defoe began working first as an apprentice, then creating his own business.
3. He wrote in Whig papers, and became famous by writing ________ essays and pamphlets.
4. Queen ________ did not like him and had him arrested, tried and imprisoned.
5. He was even put in the ________ to be degraded publicly but his friends threw flowers at him instead of rocks or rotten eggs.
6. He was freed after denying his ideas and became a ________ for the new government.
7. At about the age of ________, he started to write very successful novels which earned him a lot of money.
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Robinson Crusoe: a spiritual autobiography
Tick the words or phrases related to Robinson Crusoe.
A: Comfort in the Bible
B: Conflict between good and evil
C: Conflict between God and Satan
D: Diary writing
E: Catholic attitudes
F: Providence
G: References to the Devil
H: References to God
I: Damnation
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Daniel Defoe: novels
Match the year of publication of Defoe's works with their titles.

1. Captain Singleton: ________
2. Colonel Jack: ________
3. Moll Flanders: ________
4. Robinson Crusoe: ________
5. Roxana: ________
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Daniel Defoe: novels
Complete the text with the words below.

Defoe is generally considered the ________ of the English novel, because he represented a new social ________ that wanted to be portrayed in literature. He set the basis for the development of the ________ novel: even if they are not true stories, they pretend to be, using ________ details and memories provided by the protagonist, and also a ________ where the author underlines the fact they are authentic. They are a series of episodes and adventures united by the presence of a single hero, but without a coherent ________. Narration is in the ________ person and the point of view of the author is the one of the main character. The characters are normally ________ and presented from the inside and through their actions.
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Robinson Crusoe: plot
Choose the correct alternative to complete the text.

Robinson Crusoe is the main character: he was born in ________ in 1632 of ________ father and ________ mother. He decides to leave home when he is ________, in order to travel around the world and make his fortune. His first voyage leads him to ________ and then back to England. During his second voyage he is captured by Moorish pirates but is finally rescued by a ________ ship and taken to Brazil. There, he becomes the owner of a ________, but as he needs a labour force, he leaves for ________ to get some slaves. During this journey he is shipwrecked on a desert island where he will live for 28 years.
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Robinson Crusoe: plot
Read the text below and find the eight mistakes in it.

Robinson fails to re-build the same kind of society he has left in his homeland. He keeps a diary and writes about his feelings speaking to himself, to the reader and even to his father. After 20 years of solitude he finds the evidence of human presence on the island: there are some cannibals that Robinson decides to attack.
They escape, leaving one of their children behind. Robinson rescues him and calls him Friday. Then other cannibals arrive on the island: Robinson and Friday attack them and free four of their prisoners, one of whom turns out to be Friday's brother. In the end, Robinson returns to England and finds out that his Brazilian plantation has made him famous.
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Robinson Crusoe: setting
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The setting of most of the story, the island, is the ideal place for Robinson to test his abilities.
B: Robinson realises that it is useless to be saved by God's Providence.
C: On the island, Robinson reproduces a primitive empire.
D: Robinson can be considered the prototype of the English coloniser.
E: Robinson does not manage to dominate nature.
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Robinson Crusoe: the hero
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Robinson is the hero of the novel: he is a ________ man who is never tired of working.
2. He is looking for an alternative ________ to the one he has been given by his father.
3. The novel opens with an act of disobedience that causes a situation of ________ and of subsequent isolation on the island.
4. Robinson's life on the ________ reproduces the ________ between man and society.
5. The values that are stressed in the novel are ________, ________ productiveness and individualism.
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Robinson Crusoe: characters
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: In this novel, Defoe shows that the individual is unable to act and shape his own destiny.
B: Robinson thinks that following the Bible and God's will, man can win over doubt and change reality.
C: Robinson has a rational and individualistic approach to reality.
D: Friday is the first native character to be portrayed in the English novel.
E: Friday is immediately taught some things, among which to read books.
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Robinson Crusoe: style
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The style in Robinson Crusoe
A: is characterised by an objective approach to the events.
B: is obtained through vague and general descriptions.
C: is characterised by the description of qualities such as colour, texture, or flavour.
D: tends to reinforce the impression of reality.
E: is characterised by a first-person narration.
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