Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
George Gordon Byron
Libro
Performer Heritage (Second Edition) / Volume 1
Capitolo
George Gordon Byron
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George Gordon Byron: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Byron was rich and handsome but he had a ________, a deformed foot, which however did not prevent him from practising sports when he attended Cambridge University.
2. In 1809 he set out on his ________, where he had many of the experiences he was to use in his later works.
3. Byron became a literary and social ________, and in 1815 he married Annabella Milbanke. They separated a year later because of the writer's relationship with his ________ Augusta Leigh.
4. Surrounded by scandal and debts, he left England in 1816. He went to Geneva, to Venice and in 1819 he moved to ________, where he was involved in the patriotic plots against Austrian rule. He eventually went to Pisa to join ________.
5. After his friend's death he decided to commit himself to the ________ struggle for independence from Turkey.
6. He died in ________ in 1824, where he was training troops for an expedition he had organised.
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: plot (third and fourth cantos)
Read the passage below and find the six mistakes in it.

In the third canto, Byron deals with the possibilities given by the human ability to remember. He does this by becoming completely absorbed in imaginative creativity and in the spiritual world, both of which provide a new vitality. The canto follows Byron's journey, after he left Scotland in 1816, to the field of Waterloo, along the Seine into Switzerland. The fourth canto, which is set in France, contains several descriptions of nature, mostly of the sea, which becomes the image of the sublime and death, reflecting the poet's mood and feelings.
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George Gordon Byron: works
The following works are mock-epic poems, narrative poems or verse narratives. Choose the correct alternative.
A: Don Juan
B: Lara
C: Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
D: The Corsair
E: The Giaour
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George Gordon Byron: the 'Byronic hero'
Tick the words or phrases related to the 'Byronic hero'.
A: Bored
B: Conventional
C: Moody
D: Noble
E: Past sins
F: Past secrets
G: Restless
H: Simple
I: Villain
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George Gordon Byron: individualism
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Byron firmly believed in ________ liberty and hated ________.
2. He did not accept any sort of compromise, and as he wanted all men to be ________, he joined fights against ________.
3. He satirised the evils of ________ by using the witty style of 18th-century poetry.
4. The main character is always ________ man whose feelings are reflected in the wildest exotic natural landscapes.
5. Nature for him ________ a source of consolation and joy.
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Manfred: plot
Complete the text with the words below.

Byron described Manfred as '________', since it explored cosmic relationships where every character is a ________ of the earth, air, or waters. Manfred is the hero: he is a sort of ________ who is tormented by remorse, the cause of which is not fully ________. He wanders about invoking these spirits, which appear to him but do not help him. In the end, he goes to the residence of the Evil Principle to summon a ghost, which appears and gives him an ambiguous and unpleasant answer. The hero manages to explore the secrets of the ________, but is then caught in a moment of ________ due to an affair with his sister Astarte: this causes a fragmentation of his personality and the loss of identity, which leads him to commit ________.
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Manfred: setting
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The story is set in the Apennines, partly in Manfred's castle and partly in the mountains. The landscape is particularly useful to the novel: it enters powerfully into it with its peaks and abysses. Manfred wishes for a beneficial union with the natural elements; he wants to dominate them. Manfred is a Promethean play, because the protagonist wants to assert free will and superiority over animals. His lonely tower, standing under the sun, becomes the symbol of the underreacher.
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Manfred: the hero
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Manfred is the perfect Byronic hero.
B: He is solitary and driven by a sense of guilt.
C: He is not handsome, but passionate and kind.
D: Byron was inspired by the myth of Faust, Milton and the Gothic novel.
E: Byron took little from the archetypal figure of Cain.
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Manfred: style
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Byron
A: organises his materials in an original way.
B: begins telling the story near the beginning of the action to make the enigmatic character of Manfred more important.
C: makes Manfred become his own narrator and our main source of information, without ever saying why he is suffering.
D: uses a shifting point of view by assembling different perspectives on Manfred through the other characters of the play.
E: always informs the reader of what happens to the hero.
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: plot (first and second cantos)
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The poem is in four independent parts and unity is given by the protagonist, Harold.
B: Harold is a young villain awaiting knighthood.
C: Harold is bored and disillusioned with life, so he leaves England.
D: Harold's pilgrimage gives Byron the opportunity to take the reader to picturesque and exotic places.
E: The first two cantos are set in China: the glorious past and the famous monuments and landscapes of this country are evoked.
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