Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
INFO

Lingua inglese

Ernest Hemingway: life
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Ernest Hemingway was born in ________ in 1899.
2. His father was a ________, who later committed suicide.
3. As a child, he went hunting and fishing with his ________ in the Great Lakes region, and enjoyed boxing and rugby.
4. In 1917 he worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star, where he learned the rules of 'pure ________ writing'.
5. He could not join the army in WWI due to poor eyesight, but became an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in ________.
6. He was wounded by a mortar fragment in ________.
7. He was presented with a medal for saving a wounded Italian ________ despite his own injuries.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
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

A Farewell to Arms: style
Tick the words or phrases related to the novel's style.
A: Third-person narrator.
B: First-person narrator.
C: Simple language.
D: Obscure language.
E: Free direct speech.
F: Omissions.
G: Irony.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
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

Ernest Hemingway: life and works
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. After the war Hemingway was engaged as a foreign ________ in Paris, where he associated with the group of expatriate writers called the Lost Generation.
2. In 1924 he published In Our Time, his first collection of short stories, where his alter ego, Nick ________, first appears.
3. His first novel, The ________ Also Rises, features an exotic setting, and violent and courageous actions.
4. The novel A Farewell to Arms, published in 1929, is a ________ story set among the horrors of WWI.
5. Thanks to his second wife's generosity, Hemingway went on a hunting safari in Africa, on which he based The Green Hills of Africa and The ________ of Kilimanjaro.
6. The novel For Whom the Bell Tolls relates to his experience as a correspondent in the ________ Civil War.
7. In 1953 Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize with the novel The ________ Man and the Sea.
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

Ernest Hemingway: childhood and nature
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Hemingway is not explicitly autobiographic, but his experiences acquire a universal ________ in his works.
2. The most important experience of his ________ was his encounter with nature.
3. He was fond of ________ and fishing, which he saw as a form of struggle against nature.
4. The driving forces in man's ________ against nature are life and death.
5. In his view, ________ is a codified set of actions to gain control of events.
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

Ernest Hemingway: the hero
The following features refer either to the 'Hemingway hero' or to the 'code hero'. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He was modelled upon the author himself.
B: He faces death and danger with dignity.
C: He is sensitive to the chaotic world he lives in.
D: He is honourable and extremely courageous.
E: He wishes he were braver.
F: He is an outdoorsman.
G: He lives up to standards beyond the reach of ordinary men.
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

Ernest Hemingway: style
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Hemingway employed writing as a means of reaching and understanding his own identity.
B: His style is dry and essential, with a simple syntax, concise dialogue and brief descriptions.
C: He only describes people, never landscapes.
D: His characters are revealed through long narrative sentences.
E: In his writings there is little introspection or analysis of personal feelings.
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

Ernest Hemingway: a fascination with death
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Hemingway had been fascinated by death and by ________ since childhood.
2. He completed seven novels, five of which end with the ________ of the male protagonist and one with the death of the heroine.
3. He began to suffer from ________ during the 1920s.
4. He thought that the cause behind his father's death was not ________, but the loss of money and his bad relationship with women.
5. He was wounded during WWI and this traumatic ________ was explored in many of his works.
6. He needed to test his ________ in many ways, for example by climbing into bullrings, hunting wild game and facing enemy fire.
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

A Farewell to Arms: plot and setting
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Lieutenant Frederick Meyer is an American ambulance driver active on the Italian front during WWI. He falls in love with Catherine Barkley, a beautiful Irish nurse met in a hospital in Milan, where he was sent for a war wound. Back at the front, he realises he is in the middle of the retreat of the Italian army after their win at Caporetto. As Frederick only wants to be with Catherine, he deserts the army. The couple escapes across Lake Garda to Switzerland while Catherine is pregnant. She gives birth to a premature child and then dies.
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

A Farewell to Arms: the protagonist
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Frederick Henry
A: is an Englishman who volunteers for the Italian ambulance service.
B: starts volunteering as an ambulance driver before the United States joins the war.
C: is the classic Hemingway hero.
D: thinks that men should indulge in passion.
E: does his duty without complaint.
F: is always convinced that war is dreadful but necessary.
G: becomes intensely optimistic when he returns to the front.
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

A Farewell to Arms: themes
Complete the text with the correct information.

1. The characters' attitude towards ________ is often ambivalent.
2. The novel also offers a profound meditation on the nature of ________.
3. War is presented as something ________, the product of a cruel world.
4. Frederick's love for Catherine is stronger than abstract ideals such as honour, but tragically can only be ________ in this world.
5. The main theme of the novel is war and in particular how the ________ removes himself from it.
6. In the novel loyalty is linked more to a personal need for love and ________ than to the grand political causes.
7. There are many vivid descriptions of the brutality of war, the most notable of which is the description of the Italian army's ________.
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