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

Lingua inglese

Othello: plot (first and second acts)
Complete the text with the words below.

The first act takes place in ________ where Othello, a ________ general of the Venetian army, has secretly married Desdemona. He leaves for ________ with her in order to fight the Turks. In the same act Iago, Othello's ________, pretends to be loyal to Othello but in reality he is plotting to have the lieutenant ________ dismissed.
The second act takes place in Cyprus. The actual ________ of the tragedy is when Iago tells the ________ his plan to separate Desdemona and Othello.
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Othello: dramatic tension
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Dramatic tension
A: is present in this tragedy from the moment Iago tells the audience of his plot.
B: is related to the fact that the audience do not become passive accomplices.
C: is prolonged by Shakespeare anticipating the discovery of Iago's part in the crime.
D: in Othello is sustained for a very long time.
E: is reinforced by the fact the audience knows more than Othello.
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Othello: plot (third, fourth and fifth acts)
Complete the passage with the correct information.

Iago manages to make Othello believe that ________ really loves ________, also bringing the evidence of one of her ________ found in Cassio's lodgings. Othello is so ________ that he decides to ________ his wife. He actually strangles her but when he discovers he has been deceived, he  ________ himself. Iago is put in prison and Cassio becomes the ________ of Cyprus.
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Othello: date, source and setting
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

Othello was written at the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is based on a story about treason by an English writer, but Shakespeare's hero is a greater man and servant compared to the original one. Elizabethan playwrights set their plays in Venice because the Italians were considered honest. Moreover, in Venice women were said to be very rich, while men were considered easily jealous.
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Characters: Othello
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The black barbarian Othello is actually a very ________ man.
2. Othello ________ able to feel strong emotions.
3. Othello is a ________ character.
4. When the harmony of his world is destroyed, he ________ the element that causes this destruction.
5. He kills himself because he ________ that he himself has violated harmony.
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Characters: Iago
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Iago is a black man with a white soul.
B: He tries to affirm his power through cruelty and mockery.
C: He invents false passions because he is not able to feel real ones.
D: He is eventually the winner.
E: He cannot be justified for what he has done.
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Characters: Desdemona
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Desdemona is an ________ of desire and jealousy.
2. She is sincere in her love for Othello and ________ him blindly.
3. She is presented from two different points of view: through Iago's words that describe her in a ________ way and through Othello's words that underline her ________ and innocence.
4. She is really in love and therefore happy, but then tragedy leads her to her ________, which may be considered a sort of ________ for her secret marriage to Othello.
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Othello: themes
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. The main theme of the tragedy is ________.
2. In the play, ________ pulls a noble man, ________, to his own level infecting him with his own jealousy.
3. This tragedy shows the opposition of positive and negative ________.
4. The black Othello represents the ________ force and ingenuity.
5. The white Iago represents the ________ force and perversity.
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Othello: themes
Tick the words related to the tragedy of Othello.
A: Desire
B: Flesh
C: Immorality
D: Life
E: Moor
F: Perversity
G: Poison
H: Unfaithfulness
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Othello: style
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Othello is the worst constructed of all Shakespeare's tragedies.
B: Poetry, rhyme, blank verse and prose are used in the play to create mood and atmosphere.
C: The contrast between Iago and Othello is sometimes created by the use of two similar styles of language.
D: Othello uses poetry with an elevated tone.
E: The prose of Iago is intellectual and cynical.
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