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Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald: life and works
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in ________.
2. He studied in a ________ boarding school in New Jersey and then at Princeton University.
3. While in Princeton, he ________ the company of rich young men and started writing.
4. During WWI, he joined the army and worked on his first novel, This Side of ________, successfully published in 1920.
5. He became rich and famous, and married Zelda Sayre ________.
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The Great Gatsby: the decay of the 'American dream'
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The novel portrays
A: American life in the Jazz Age.
B: the moral superiority of the East to the West.
C: the contrast between the romantic ideals of courage and honour, and the corrupted world of greed and money.
D: the myth of going 'from rags to riches'.
E: the intense spiritual life in the United States in the Roaring Twenties.
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald: life and works
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Fitzgerald and his wife moved to London, where they led a glamorous and expensive life. They indulged in parties, alcohol and drugs. The couple spent some time in Paris, where Fitzgerald met Orwell and they became close friends. Fitzgerald finished writing The Great Gatsby on the French Riviera. When he and his wife went back to America, he started writing film scripts to pay his fines. He became an alcoholic, while Zelda was mentally unstable. In the 1920s he wrote the novels Tender Is the Night and the unfinished The Last Tycoon. He died of a terrorist attack in 1940.
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald: works
Match Fitzgerald's works with their correct description.

1. This book was published in 1922: ________
2. This book gave a picture of the lifestyle of young people in the Roaring Twenties: ________
3. He began to write this novel in 1939: ________
4. This book was his finest, and yet it marked the beginning of his decline: ________
5. This book tackled the failure of the ideals of the Twenties: ________
6. In this novel Fitzgerald portrayed the hedonism of the Lost Generation: ________
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The Great Gatsby: plot
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The mysterious ________ Gatsby lives in a fabulous mansion next to Nick Carraway's house.
2. One day Nick's cousin, Daisy, and her husband Tom Buchanan introduce Nick to the beautiful and cynical Jordan ________.
3. They start a relationship and Jordan tells Nick about Tom's ________, Myrtle Wilson.
4. At one of Gatsby's ________, Nick and his rich neighbour become friends.
5. Nick discovers that Gatsby, whose real name is James Gatz, comes from a humble family and as a young man had a ________ with Daisy.
6. During the war, despite returning Gatsby's ________, she had married Tom.
7. Then, after the war, Gatsby had made a fortune in some illegal way and rented a house on the opposite side of the ________ from where Daisy lived.
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The Great Gatsby: plot
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Daisy and Gatsby meet again thanks to Jordan and begin an affair.
B: The friends decide to go all together to the sea.
C: Daisy has a fight with her husband.
D: While Daisy is driving with Gatsby, she runs over Tom's mistress, who promptly kills Gatsby.
E: Myrtle's husband shoots Gatsby in his pool.
F: Daisy reconciles with her husband.
G: Nick organises Gatsby's funeral and moves back to the Midwest with Jordan.
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The Great Gatsby: Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway
The following features refer either to Jay Gatsby or to Nick Carraway. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He is linked to the theme of the contrast between East and West.
B: He has the stature of a romantic hero.
C: He embodies the self-made man who unsuccessfully tries to recreate the past through the power of money.
D: He is the only character who shows a sense of decency.
E: He had a pure dream, but became corrupt in trying to achieve it.
F: He is both an observer and a participant in the novel.
G: He represents the outsider that the author felt himself to be.
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The Great Gatsby: Daisy
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Daisy is thrilling and cool, but also careful and loyal.
B: She dressed in white and has a white house.
C: In the novel she represents the enchanted object of desire.  
D: She is very moody and theatrical.
E: She is afraid of men's negative reactions to her provocative behaviour.
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The Great Gatsby: style
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The story is told from the point of view of ________.
2. Nick is a ________ narrator and he does not follow the chronological order of events.
3. Fitzgerald employs the fragmentation of time and frequent ________ to represent the inner life of his characters.
4. Gatsby's personality is reconstructed by Nick through ________, not through explicit statements.
5. In the novel there are many appeals to the senses, driven by a suggestive use of ________ and poetic devices.
6. The language mixes together realism and ________.
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The Great Gatsby: symbolic images
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Cars stand for the ________ power of modern society.
2. The so-called 'valley of ashes' is a stretch of land full of rubbish, which represents emotional and ________ sterility.
3. Gatsby's house embodies both his success during the ________ and his melancholy when it is empty.
4. The green light at the end of ________'s dock symbolises Gatsby's hopes and dreams, and the American dream in general.
5. Blindness is one of the central images of the novel: all the characters apart from ________ are blind to danger because of their selfish pursuit of ________.
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