Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
INFO

Lingua inglese

Jack Kerouac: life and works
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. Jack Kerouac was born in ________ in 1922.
2. He moved to New York in ________.
3. He enrolled at Columbia University and met Allen ________, William Burroughs and Neal Cassady.
4. After the war, he and ________ went hitch-hiking across America.
5. His novel On the Road, inspired by his journey, came out in ________.
6. He was frightened by ________ and became addicted to alcohol and drugs.
7. He died at ________ from internal bleeding caused by cirrhosis of the liver in 1969.
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On the Road: style
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Kerouac's style is spontaneous and ________.
2. He thought that writing meant expressing whatever came into one's ________.
3. In his writing he exposed his ________.
4. He wanted to break with the escape from emotion and the ________ of the artist as described by T.S. Eliot.
5. The language used in the novel, called 'hip talk', is based on ________ words and spontaneity.
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Jack Kerouac and the Beat Generation
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Kerouac was the son of Catholic French-Canadian ________.
2. He developed a life-long spiritual dimension after his brother's ________.
3. In New York he joined a circle of ________ which became known as the centre of the Beat movement.
4. Neal Cassady, with his lack of inhibitions, his ________ and his love of adventure, had an enormous influence on him.
5. Kerouac idolised him, considering him the archetypal ________.
6. Kerouac's masterpiece On the Road soon became the '________' of the Beat Generation.
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Jack Kerouac: works
Tick the two works which were not written by Kerouac.
A: The Dharma Bums.
B: End Zone.
C: Imaginary Homelands.
D: The Subterraneans.
E: Big Sur.
F: Desolation Angels.
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The Beatniks
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The term 'Beatnik' became associated with a new ________ 'type'.
2. It was created by a journalist of the ________ Chronicle.
3. It was first used in ________.
4. Its suffix is burrowed from 'Sputnik', the first ________ launched by the Soviet Union.
5. It alludes to the fear of many communist-fearing Americans over the perceived Soviet ________ superiority.
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The Beatniks
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Beatniks
A: lived in dirty apartments, rejecting conformity.
B: often hitch-hiked across the country along Route 66.
C: pushed their senses to the limits of understanding.
D: were contrary to the use of hallucinogenic drugs.
E: were politically engaged and interested in Islamism.
F: wore their hair long, grew beards, dressed in worn-out jeans and old T-shirts.
G: read their works in public.
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The language of the Beat Generation
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Unlike Ginsberg, Kerouac wrote about what he felt.
B: The experiences he wrote about sometimes coincided with the moment of writing.
C: Ginsberg and Kerouac used the so-called 'hip talk'.
D: Their language was vital, alive and authentic.
E: They thought that conventional language was too dull, conservative and boring.
F: They used conventional language to express their new intense experience of reality.
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Kerouac and the Beat Generation
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

The phrase 'Beat Generation' was invented by Jack Kerouac himself in 1950. It was introduced to the general public in 1952 and gradually came to represent an entire period. It first appeared in an article written by one of Kerouac's friends for The Boston Times Magazine. The word 'beat' comes from street slang and means 'down and out', that is, poor and lively. In Kerouac's particular use, it acquired the meanings of both rejected by society and beatitude or beatific. The key ideas of the Beat Generation were rebellion, refusal to conform to puritanical values, rejection of materialism and the search for organised ways to find spiritual understanding.
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On the Road: plot, setting and theme
Complete the text with the correct information.

1. The area of Kerouac and his friend's wanderings: ________
2. The structure of the book: ________
3. The theme which becomes a symbol of the escape from the city and from one's own past: ________
4. The name of the narrator, who stands for Kerouac himself: ________
5. The name of the man behind the character of Dean Moriarty: ________
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On the Road: characters
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Sal Paradise is the hero of the book.
B: Dean Moriarty lives for 'kicks', that is, moments of intense experience and pleasure.
C: He symbolises the desperate attempt of the post-war generation to overcome the sense of void and fear.
D: Dean and Sal are always afraid on the road.
E: In the book the music the friends listen to and the people they meet are described in detail.
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