Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.1
Capitolo
John Milton
INFO

Lingua inglese

John Milton: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information. Use only one word for each gap.

1. He was born in ________ into a rich Puritan family in 1608.
2. In 1638 he went on a tour to ________ and visited Galileo.
4. He sympathised with Cromwell and with his idea of a ________ so much that in 1649 he was even appointed secretary for foreign tongues in Cromwell's Council of State.
3. In 1652 he became ________, but this fact even stimulated his writing.
5. When the ________ was restored in 1660, his republican writings were burnt and he was sent to prison, but was subsequently released.
6. He died in London in ________.
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Paradise Lost: Satan
Tick the words related to Milton's Satan in Paradise Lost.
A: Fallen angel
B: Slimy creature
C: Snake
D: Lowest circle of Hell
E: Punishment
F: Bound in ice
G: Newly created Hell
H: Centre of the earth
I: God's eternal justice
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John Milton: works
Match the works with the correct date.

The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce: ________
Paradise Regained: ________
Paradise Lost: ________
Lycidas: ________
L'Allegro and Il Penseroso: ________
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Paradise Lost: story
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Paradise Lost
A: is the story of Adam and Eve.
B: speaks about Satan who is called Lucifer in the text.
C: tells the story of the most beautiful of the angels.
D: speaks about Satan who is sent to Hell alone.
E: tells the story of Satan who is thrown out of Heaven because he has lost the war against God and tries to corrupt man.
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Paradise Lost: setting
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

Milton set his Paradise Lost in a universe based on the traditional Copernican system, with the earth as the centre of the universe. Milton's Christ sits on his throne in Hell, surrounded by the ten orders of angels. The last order revolted against God led by Satan; that is why it is thrown down into Heaven.
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Paradise Lost: a religious epic poem
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Milton chose the epic genre for his masterpiece because the subject was really ________.
2. Paradise Lost opens like all traditional epics with a precise ________ of the theme of the poem.
3. This epic takes place in the ________, where there are God, Satan, Christ, man and many fallen angels, who are similar to ________'s warriors and heroes.
4. Milton changed the typical character of the hero to adapt to the ________ of the age.
5. He did not choose a ________, but a more ________ hero who must learn to control himself.
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Paradise Lost: themes and characters
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The presence of ________ hanging over mankind, the hope for ________ and the ________ Divine Providence are the main themes in Paradise Lost.
2. Milton may have wanted ________ to be the hero of his masterpiece.
3. At the ________ of the poem Satan has many of the characteristics of the epic hero.
4. The characteristics of ________ are leadership, initiative, courage and willingness to face danger.
5. Milton put into this character the ________ side of his own personality.
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Paradise Lost: style
Tick the words related to the style of Paradise Lost.
A: Blank verse
B: Rhyme
C: Circumlocutions
D: Elevated
E: Inversions
F: Latinisms
G: Monosyllables
H: Polysyllables
I: Low
J: Sonorous
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Satan in Dante and Milton
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Paradise Lost appeared about two hundred years after Dante's Inferno.
B: Paradise Lost and the Inferno were inspired by different artistic visions and by different cultures and religions.
C: Both authors were religious and said that divine inspiration was rooted in their works.
D: Satan is described in the same way by both authors.
E: Satan lives in a similar place in both works.
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Satan in Dante and Milton
Complete the sentences with the correct information. Use only one word for each gap.

1. Milton's Satan is a symbol of God's eternal ________, while Dante's becomes a means of ________.
2. Dante's Satan is relegated to the ________ circle of Hell, which is an icy place in the centre of the ________.
3. Satan is represented by Milton in several ways, like a fallen angel or a ________.
4. In the Inferno, Satan is not given a specific representation, he is just a ________ creature.
5. Milton uses the same colours as Dante – red eyes and a ________ neck.
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