Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso
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The novel
Complete the passage with the correct information.

The novel is the commonest form of ________, a genre whose development started in the ________ century, coinciding with the rise of the ________ classes.
It is a narrative, which means there is a story written in ________, characters, action and a ________ based on chronology or cause-and-effect.
As it is a narrative text, the novel implies a complex form of ________: the speaking voice (the ________) belongs to a particular tradition and ________, and addresses the reader (the ________) of that period but also other ideal readers of no ________ time or place.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
5

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Theme analysis
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The analysis of the title can help identify the main theme of a text.
B: The setting has no influence on the presentation of the theme.
C: The main characters' actions and thoughts can help the reader to explore a central theme in the text.
D: Minor characters are not important in the development of sub-themes or motifs.
E: Recurrent and meaningful symbols in the text can contribute to the development of a theme or motif.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
2

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Story and plot
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: A narrative text is based on a sequence of events that are always presented in chronological order.
B: The plot is the name used to refer to the original sequence of events.
C: A novel usually has a pattern of actions composed of four stages.
D: Studying a narrative simply means reading it.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
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Setting
Read the text below and find the four mistakes in it.

The plot is the place and the time of the story. Time settings can be interior (e.g. description of rooms, objects, etc.) or exterior (e.g. landscapes, scenery, etc.).
Place settings usually refer to the time of the day, the season, the year; but also to the social and historical theme.
Trova erroreTrova errore
5

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The cinematic technique
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

The cinematic technique in literature
A: was taken from the world of cinema.
B: has nothing to do with the use of the 'camera eye' or of the 'camera movement'.
C: uses a sort of zoom effect, from larger to narrower spaces.
D: cannot introduce an action starting from aerial views.
E: gives the narration the same characteristics as motion pictures.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
3

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Narrator
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The narrator is one of the ________ elements in a ________ text, because it is the ________ voice.
2. The narrator is not the ________ who has his or her own experiences, personality and ideas.
3. The narrator is the ________ that tells the story and gives the point of ________ from which the story is told.
4. The narrator may be ________, that is a character in the story, but also ________, a voice outside the story that describes the events.
5. The narrator can speak in the third person or in the ________ person.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
3

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Narrative modes and point of view
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Dialogue, description and narration are the narrative modes an author can choose in his or her story.
B: These modes cannot be mixed together.
C: The point of view is not the angle(s) from which the scene is described or the story told.
D: The point of view is influenced by the kind of narrator.
E: The point of view can be that of one of the characters or it can be neutral.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
2

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Characters: description
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Characters can be presented ________, when the writer describes their personality and appearance.
2. When the reader is left alone to understand what the characters are like (analysing their actions, reactions, feelings and thoughts), the presentation is ________.
3. Direct and indirect descriptions of the characters are ________ mixed together by authors.
4. Mixing direct and indirect descriptions can create portraits of the characters that are more ________.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
2

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Characters: roles
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Characters
A: can be of major or minor importance.
B: can be separated into square and flat.
C: that are flat can be called 'types' or 'caricatures'.
D: change during the novel, when they are flat.
E: change or influence the story, when they are flat.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
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Theme
Complete the text with the words below.

The theme is the idea ________ by the author throughout the story, and can be divided into ________ or motifs. When it is ________, it is consciously meant and indicated by the ________; when it is ________, it must be discovered either by the ________ or by the critic, as an element which was unknown even to the author. In the theme there is the ________ of the text, whose interpretation is important to understand the ________ itself.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
3

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