Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
Oscar Wilde
INFO

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Oscar Wilde: life
Put the following sentences related to Oscar Wilde's life in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 6.

________ He moved to London, where he became a celebrity.
________ He studied in his home city and then graduated in Classics at Oxford University.
________ He was sentenced to two years' hard labour on charges of homosexuality.
________ He went into exile in France.
________ He undertook a speaking tour in the United States that increased his fame.
________ He married Constance Lloyd.
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The Importance of Being Earnest: themes
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. All the characters' first concern is ________.
2. Wilde gives a new ________ of the marriage plot that reflects the main issues of his time.
3. The works of Jane Austen are an early example of the ________ explored by Wilde in this play.
4. Wilde thought that the institution of marriage was based on ________ and absurdity.
5. After watching the play, the audience has the impression that marriage and social ________ are linked in a destructive way.
6. Victorian aristocracy saw marriage only as a tool for achieving social ________.
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Oscar Wilde: works
Complete the titles of Wilde's works.

The ________ of Dorian Gray
The Importance of Being ________
De ________
The Ballad of Reading ________
The ________ Ghost
An Ideal ________
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Oscar Wilde: the aesthetic ideal
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Wilde ________ that his life was like a work of art.
2. He was both a dandy and a ________.
3. For Wilde, elegance was a symbol of the superiority of his ________.
4. He was an individualist who demanded absolute ________.
5. His interest in beauty was not linked to ________.
6. He ________ the didacticism of the Victorian novel.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: plot
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Basil Hallward is fascinated by Dorian Gray's beauty and decides to paint his portrait.
B: Lord Wotton discourages Dorian from indulging in a life of pleasure.
C: Dorian's portrait shows the signs of age and vice, while his face remains young.
D: Dorian kills Lord Wotton after he sees the corrupted image of the portrait.
E: Stabbing the portrait, Dorian kills himself.
F: After Dorian's death, the picture returns to its original purity.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: characters
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Dorian Gray represents the ideal of youth, beauty and goodness. At the beginning of the novel he is rather immature, but he changes completely after meeting Lord Henry Wotton, an engineer and a brilliant talker who preaches moralism and criticises institutions like marriage and the Church. The third important character of the novel is the painter Basil Hallward, an intellectual who falls in love with Dorian for his beauty and innocence, but is eventually killed because Dorian considers him responsible for his disease. So in the end Basil becomes an example of how a good poet can be destroyed by his art.
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The Picture of Dorian Gray: allegorical meaning
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The novel's allegorical meaning
A: leads towards a praise of Victorian values.
B: is related to the legend of Faust.
C: is based on the symbols of the corrupted picture and Dorian's innocence.
D: goes against the idea that art outlives people.
E: is linked to the picture as a representation of the dark side of Dorian's personality.
F: has been judged ridiculous by many critics.
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The Importance of Being Earnest: plot and setting
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The first act of the play is set in the Mayfair area of London's West End.
B: When Lady Bracknell finds out that Jack is a foundling, she persuades him to marry her daughter.
C: The second and third acts take place in the country.
D: Algernon introduces himself to Cecily as Jack's father Ernest.
E: Gwendolen has come to the country to investigate Jack.
F: Cecily and Gwendolen are apparently both engaged to an Ernest Worthing.
G: After Lady Bracknell's confession, Miss Prism realises that Jack is Algernon's brother.
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The Importance of Being Earnest: characters
The following features refer to the play's male characters. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He lives in the country and was adopted at an early age by Mr Cardew.
B: He is Lady Bracknell's nephew.
C: He has come from the country to propose to Lady Bracknell's daughter, Gwendolen.
D: He has invented a friend called Bunburry, who lives in the country, to get away from his obligations.
E: He has created a wicked alter ago called Ernest in the city to avoid his responsibilities.
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The Importance of Being Earnest: key ideas
Tick the words or phrases related to The Importance of Being Earnest.
A: Irony.
B: Appearance.
C: Belonging.
D: Power.
E: Victorian prudery.
F: Conversation.
G: Evil.
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