Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
Salman Rushdie
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Lingua inglese

Salman Rushdie: life
Put the following information related to Rushdie's life in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 5.

________ He went to study at Rugby School, in England.
________ He attended an English mission school in India.
________ He read History at King's College, Cambridge.
________ He worked for a while as an actor and then in advertising.
________ He was a victim of his schoolmates' racism.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
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Magic realism
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Magic realism is a mixture of fantasy and reality.
B: It includes games with language, literary form, structure and history, but not autobiography.
C: It allows Rushdie to explore the theme of displacement.
D: It mirrors the confusion between past and present in the Third World.
E: It expresses Rushdie's multicultural identity of being Indian, Pakistani and British.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Salman Rushdie: works
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Rushdie's acclaimed novel Midnight's Children was translated into ________ languages.
2. It won prizes and awards in ________.
3. After that he published ________ in 1983 and The Satanic Verses in 1988.
4. The latter caused huge controversies from ________, who found it insulting to their religion.
5. They denounced and ________ the book, and threatened to kill Rushdie.
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Salman Rushdie: works
Match the year of publication of Rushdie's works with their titles.

1. Shalimar the Clown: ________
2. Imaginary Homelands: ________
3. Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights: ________
4. East, West: ________
5. The Moor's Last Sigh: ________
6. Luka and the Fire of Life: ________
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Midnight's Children: plot and setting
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The story is narrated by Adam Aziz.
B: His grandson, Saleem Sinai, was born at midnight on 15th August 1947.
C: On that same day India gained its independence from British rule.
D: Saleem is nearly 18 and thinks that he is going to die soon.
E: He wants to tell his wife his story.
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Midnight's Children: plot and setting
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

Adam Aziz, Saleem's grandfather, is a doctor from Bangladesh. He medically treats Naseem, his future wife, who for the first three years of the treatment is covered by a sheet with a hole moved to show the part that is sick. They move to Karachi, where Adam becomes a follower of an anti-partition activist, Mian Abdullah. When Abdullah is assassinated, Adam hides the man's son, Nadir Khan, who secretly marries his daughter Mumtaz. Later Nadir abandons Mumtaz, who then marries a young intellectual, Ahmed Sinai, and changes her name to Amina. After they move to Delhi, she gets pregnant and goes to a fortune-teller who tells her that her son will never be older or younger than his country. The family moves to Bombay after a terrorist act and buy a house from an Australian, William Methwold.
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Midnight's Children: characters
Match the names of the characters with their description.

1. A poor man who entertains the families of Methwold's Estate: ________
2. The true father of Vanita's child: ________
3. The midwife who switches the nametags of the new newborn babies: ________
4. The boy with whom Saleem was switched at birth: ________
5. The young woman who helps Saleem escape back to India: ________
6. Saleem's wife, whom he decides to marry on his 31st birthday: ________
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Midnight's Children: the hero
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Saleem Sinai
A: views himself as a metaphor for the nation.
B: is born after the first hour of the new country.
C: has extraordinary powers.
D: is able to travel in space.
E: can enter the heart and the mind of other human beings.
F: undergoes a liver operation.
G: is captured by Shiva and brought to a forced sterilisation camp.
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Midnight's Children: themes
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The novel is about the ________ of potential in a new India.
2. The ________ become a metaphor of the hopes and opportunities betrayed.
3. Rushdie was concerned with ________, that is, what it means to be an individual among hundreds of millions.
4. The central idea of the book is that ________ can blend into each other.
5. Writing allows any ________ event or person to flow into people's lives.
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Midnight's Children: narrative techniques
Tick the words or phrases related to the narrative techniques in Midnight's Children.
A: Flashbacks.
B: Cinematic techniques.
C: Dramatic tone.
D: Comic tone.
E: Digressions.
F: Third-person narrator.
G: Multiple points of view.
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