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Nathaniel Hawthorne: life
Put the following sentences related to Hawthorne's life in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 7.

________ He got a job in the Boston Custom House and married Sophia Peabody.
________ He travelled to France and Italy.
________ He went to live in Concord.
________ He attended Bowdoin College in Maine.
________ He was appointed US consul in Liverpool.
________ He started working at the Salem Custom House.
________ He returned to Concord.
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The Scarlet Letter: 'Public shame'
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: When the beautiful Hester Prynne appears in the doorway of the prison with her little baby in her arms, the crowd does not look at her.
B: Hester Prynne has a letter 'A' for Adultery embroidered on her chest.
C: Standing alone on the scaffold, Hester recollects images of her brother.
D: Hester imagines her father's and her mother's faces, her own girlish image in a mirror, and an old deformed man with piercing eyes.
E: Finally Hester realises that her scarlet 'A' is very elegant.
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Nathaniel Hawthorne: works
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Hawthorne's first novel, Fanshawe, was later rejected by the author.
B: Hawthorne's first collection of short stories was called Twice-Told Tales.
C: Hawthorne focused on the theme of the moral conflicts imposed by the Puritan code only in his novels.
D: The Scarlet Letter was published after his stay in France.
E: The Blithedale Romance is considered Hawthorne's masterpiece.
F: Hawthorne wrote The Marble Faun in Italy.
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The Scarlet Letter: plot
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. In Massachusetts Hester has a love affair with the ________ Arthur Dimmesdale.
2. Hester gives birth to her ________ in prison.
3. Hester is condemned to wear a scarlet 'A' as a sign for her guilt, that is, ________.
4. When Roger Chillingworth, Hester's husband, arrives in Boston, he pretends to be a ________.
5. Hester goes to live in a cottage and becomes a ________.
6. ________ dies in Hester's arms after confessing his sin.
7. Pearl inherits a large estate from his father and marries ________ aristocrat.
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The Scarlet Letter: setting and structure
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The story takes place in the town of ________.
2. The novel is set in the ________ New England of the 17th century.
3. The narrator tells the reader he has found a piece of scarlet cloth in the ________ Custom House.
4. The novel includes a long ________ in the first chapter.
5. The scarlet cloth found by the narrator has the shape of a ________.
6. The narrator comes to know the story of Hester Prynne through a ________.
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The Scarlet Letter: the character of Hester Prynne
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Hester Prynne
A: is a passionate woman.
B: lives like an outcast.
C: becomes purer and stronger thanks to her isolation.
D: is described as a witch.
E: fights to achieve her revenge.
F: has committed the worst of sins.
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The Scarlet Letter: characters
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

The novel features four main characters plus the Church, which has the function of a chorus. Apart from Hester Prynne, the main characters are Archbishop Dimmesdale, Roger Chillingworth and little Pearl. The two men represent two sides of the human will. Dimmesdale, the passive side, is all faith without any will. On the other hand, Chillingworth, who is the hero of the story, represents the active side of man's will and joins the two forces to achieve his power against Dimmesdale and Hester. His sin, which is the worst of all, is that of violating the human heart. Pearl stands for discipline and intuitiveness: with her energy, she symbolises innocence and wisdom.
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The Scarlet Letter: style
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The novel's narrator is ________.
2. The narrator sometimes gives his ________ on the events narrated.
3. The author did not want to offer a realistic ________ of contemporary society.
4. The novel is set in a '________ territory' between the real world and a fairy-land.
5. Hawthorne makes great use of ________.
6. Hawthorne implies that there is a ________ reality beyond the material world.
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The Scarlet Letter: the use of symbols
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Hawthorne uses ________ symbols drawn from many sources: the Bible, Spenser, Shakespeare and Milton.
2. Hawthorne's symbols are often constructed in binary oppositions, such as light and darkness, or the forest where witches meet and the ________ Puritan town.
3. Among the novel's symbols are the mirror, the sea, the snake and ________.
4. The novel's paramount symbol is the letter 'A' on Hester's ________.
5. In 17th-century New England letters were actually worn on the ________ clothes.
6. Hester's letter, which at the beginning of the novel is a symbol of ________, becomes the symbol of her identity.
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The Scarlet Letter: the use of symbols
Tick the words or phrases related to the novel's symbols.
A: The mirror.
B: The clock.
C: The sea.
D: The snake.
E: The moon.
F: The sun.
G: Fire.
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