Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
Don DeLillo
INFO

Lingua inglese

Don DeLillo: life
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Don DeLillo was born in the New York City borough of the Bronx in 1925.
B: He was the son of Jamaican immigrants.
C: He attended Fordham University in New York.
D: He was interested in experimental art, jazz and cinema.
E: He worked in the publishing world for a while.
F: He was obsessed with media and American culture.
G: He moved to Greece in the 1980s and lived there for several years.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Disconnectedness
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. After 9/11 relationships among the characters are ________, so they live in a condition of disconnectedness.
2. Their language is ________ and their vision is distorted.
3. In the bottles and jars of Giorgio Morandi's still life they see the ________.
4. The whole city is in a ________ and emotional limbo.
5. Everything must be rethought at a ________ level.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Don DeLillo: works
Match DeLillo's works with their correct description.

1. A book written after his return from Greece: ________
2. A novel about the experiences of a television executive who rediscovers his country through a film project: ________
3. A novel whose main character is a football player: ________
4. A novel whose title alludes to a photograph taken on September 11th after the terrorist attacks: ________
5. A novel whose main character is a rock star: ________
6. A novel exploring celebrity, consumerism and waste in the second half of the 20th century: ________
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
4

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: plot
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

The book opens in the evening of September 11th, 2001, while the World Trade Center is collapsing. The main character, Keith Neudecker, is a lawyer in his late fifties who worked in the North Tower. He is walking towards the flat of his estranged wife, Lianne, and their son, David. Like the others covered in blood who are walking beside him, Keith feels disoriented. He passes by the so-called 'falling man' of the title, a performance artist who will appear around the city after the attacks dressed like a clown, leaping from high places to be caught by a safety net, suspended in mid-air, in the posture of someone falling from the World Trade Center.
Trova erroreTrova errore
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: plot
Put the following information related to the plot of Falling Man in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 5.

________ Keith looks for the owner of the briefcase.
________ Lianne takes Keith to the hospital.
________ Keith begins an affair with Florence Givens.
________ Lianne almost cracks under the pressure of her new relationship with Keith.
________ In the chaos of the darkened staircase of the North Tower a briefcase is being passed from hand to hand.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: plot
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Keith's affair with ________ is based more on the traumatic experience they shared than on sexual attraction.
2. Their meetings are a sort of ________ for both of them.
3. Besides Keith's story, at the ________ of each of the three parts of the book there is a brief insight into the mind of one of the 9/11 hijackers.
4. He is called Hammad and is a member of a terrorist group called the Hamburg ________.
5. He is not presented as a villain, but as a man who struggles with his ________.
6. The book has a circular plot, beginning and ending at the falling Twin Towers ________ the jet airliners have been hijacked and crashed into them.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: settings
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The novel takes place
A: in the area of Keith's atelier in Manhattan.
B: in different locations in New York City.
C: partly in the gambling casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City.
D: in Marseille and Granada in the sections devoted to the terrorists' lives.
E: inside the towers after the attack, during the characters' long walk down 90 floors of one tower.
F: in Keith and Lianne's flat.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: characters
The following features refer either to Keith or to Lianne. Choose the correct alternative.
A: This character is very emotional and worried about other people.
B: This character's relationship with Justin is based on duty rather than love.
C: This character loves playing poker with friends.
D: This character analyses other people's psychology, movements and facial expressions.
E: This character is annoyed with the woman downstairs who plays loud Arabic music.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: Keith Neudecker
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Keith Neudecker likes living alone.
B: He obsessively watches and reads stories about terrorism.
C: He lives mainly through his intellect.
D: He becomes emotional only when his colleague Rumsey is burnt in the tower.
E: He stays with him, because he is unable to leave him behind.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
1

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Falling Man: themes
Tick the words or phrases which are related to the novel's themes.
A: Psychological damage.
B: Building damage.
C: Religion.
D: Terrorism.
E: Death.
F: Meaning of life.
G: Arms trade.
H: Political effects.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza