Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Shaping Ideas vol. 1
Capitolo
Jonathan Swift
INFO

Lingua inglese

Jonathan Swift: life
Swift was born in 1667 in ________.
Swift's family returned to ________ in 1688.
Swift became secretary to a ________ statesman, who urged him to write his first satirical works.
In 1694 Swift returned to ________, where he became an Anglican priest.
Swift was ordained ________ of St Patrick's Cathedral in 1713.
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Gulliver's Travels: levels of interpretation
A: Swift's masterpiece can be read as a tale for children.
B: The novel can also be read as a spiritual allegory of his time.
C: The novel can be seen as a reflection on the aberrations of human reason.
D: The most common interpretation of the novel in the 19th century was that Swift wanted to praise the ideas of his time.
E: According to the psychoanalytic interpretation, Swift was mentally unstable.
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Jonathan Swift: works
A satire about the superstition of the Catholics and the fanaticism of the Dissenters: ________
A satire about the merits of ancient and modern literature: ________
A series of pamphlets Swift wrote to attack the government's proposal for a new coinage: ________
Swift's masterpiece, originally called Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World: ________
Swift's suggestion that the poverty of the Irish people could be relieved by selling their children as food for the rich: ________
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Jonathan Swift: a controversial writer
A: Swift has been defined alternatively as a misanthrope, a monster or a lover of mankind.
B: Swift's works show that he had a conservative attitude towards politics and society.
C: Swift shared the optimism of his age and the pride in England of his contemporaries.
D: Swift defined man as a being incapable of reason.
E: Irony and satire were the means that best suited Swift's temperament and interests.
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Gulliver's Travels: plot
In part I Gulliver sails from ________ on 4th May 1699; after six months he is shipwrecked in the ________ Pacific and arrives on an island, where he falls asleep. Its inhabitants carry his huge body to their ________.
Part II begins on 20th June 1702, when Gulliver sails for ________ but finds himself in Brobdingnag. One day a huge ________ lifts Gulliver's cage and drops it in the middle of the ocean. A ship returning to England rescues him.
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Gulliver's Travels: plot
In part III Gulliver finds himself on the underwater island of Laputa. Gulliver visits their capital, Lagado, and sees the absurd experiments carried out in the academy. Gulliver is dropped on Japan and goes back to England.
Part IV is about Gulliver's last voyage. He goes to an island inhabited by horses, the Yahoos. They govern a population similar to human beings, the Houyhnhnms. Gulliver admires the superiority of the horses, while he is ashamed of the fact that he is similar to the other inhabitants. He returns to India, but he can't any longer bear the society in which he lives. Therefore, he decides to live in a zoo, among the animals which remind him of the horses he met in his last voyage.
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Gulliver's Travels: settings
After a shipwreck during his first voyage, Gulliver reaches the land of ________, a fantasy world of very small people.
On his second voyage, Gulliver arrives in Brobdingnag, whose native people are ________.
The third voyage takes Gulliver to the island of ________.
The last voyage is to the land of the Houyhnhnms, a country governed by intellectual ________.
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Gulliver's Travels: the hero
A: Gulliver is a typical European: middle-aged, well-educated and sensible.
B: Gulliver starts being critical about European values because of his character rather than of his voyages.
C: It becomes more and more difficult for Gulliver to re-adjust to his former life.
D: In the end, Gulliver becomes a different person but continues to take part in European society.
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Gulliver's Travels: style
Gulliver
A: is Swift himself.
B: is an invented character.
C: is object and instrument of satire.
D: never finds himself displaced.
E: tells his experiences in the third person.
F: has a matter-of-fact prose style.
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Gulliver's Travels: satire
One of the main ingredients of satire is ________ or exaggeration.
The author invites the reader to see something ________ treated in a ridiculous or disgusting way.
The report of the voyage by an average man into an ________ land can be the base for many ________ possibilities.
Satire is created in the way Swift constantly changes the ________ on human conduct.
Swift highlights his satiric points manipulating the reactions of ________ to the changing circumstances.
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