Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
The Brontë sisters
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The Brontë sisters: life
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The Brontë sisters' father was an Anglican clergyman of ________ origin.
2. They lived mostly in isolation in ________.
3. They did not receive a ________ education.
4. They read books from their ________ library, the local public library and periodicals.
5. They published a volume of ________ in 1846.
6. They used pseudonyms to publish their novels ________ many women writers of the time.
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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: key ideas
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Jane Eyre added a new quality to the tradition of the English novel.
B: Jane Eyre presents a woman who is very shy when speaking about herself.
C: Jane Eyre analyses the theme of passionate love from a man's standpoint.
D: Jane is beautiful but poor.
E: In the Victorian age the fact that Jane falls in love with a man who is rich and already married to a madwoman was considered unusual.
F: In Wuthering Heights the moors offer refuge and delight to the children of the second generation.
G: Wuthering Heights' landscape is personified and its characters are assimilated to nature.
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The Brontë sisters: works
Which sister wrote which novel? Choose the correct alternative.
A: Jane Eyre.
B: Wuthering Heights.
C: Agnes Grey.
D: Shirley.
E: Villette.
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Jane Eyre: plot
Put the following sentences related to the plot of Jane Eyre in the correct order: write numbers from 1 to 7.

________ Jane becomes engaged to Mr Rochester but a strange event occurs: a mad figure appears by Jane's bed.
________ The orphan Jane lives with her wicked aunt, who sends her to a very strict school called Lowood School.
________ Jane discovers that Rochester's house has been destroyed by fire, and in the flames his wife is killed and he has lost his sight and a hand.
________ At the wedding a stranger declares that Rochester is already married with his sister, Bertha Mason.
________ Jane becomes a teacher in the school and then agrees to work as a governess at Thornfield Hall, where she falls in love with its owner, Mr Rochester.
________ Jane returns to Thornfield and agrees to marry Rochester, who recovers his sight when their first child is born.
________ Jane flees away from Thornfield and refuses a marriage proposal from St John Rivers, a religious man.
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Jane Eyre: themes
Read the text below and find the six mistakes in it.

The theme of adulthood and education is very important in the novel, because Jane, who is an orphan, desires to be loved first of all as a human being. Another crucial theme is moral corruption: Jane reaches economic independence, so she can accept a marriage proposal twice. In fact, marriage is presented more as a fight between equals than as a social compromise. However, the central theme of the novel is the analysis of the position of a governess in Victorian society. Being a governess seemed to be the only acceptable duty for women in Jane's social class. The novel also uses the traditional 'Gothic' monsters in a symbolic and engaging way.
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Jane Eyre: key words
Tick the words or phrases related to Jane Eyre.
A: Orphan.
B: Governess.
C: Rochester.
D: Thornfield Hall.
E: Independent.
F: Indifferent.
G: Conventional.
H: Workhouse.
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Wuthering Heights: plot
Complete the text with the words below.

After a visit to Wuthering Heights, the new ________ of Thrushcross Grange, Mr Lockwood, is told the whole story of that house by his ________, Nelly Dean. So he discovers that Heathcliff, a ________, was adopted by Mr Earnshaw of Wuthering Heights. Heathcliff was in love with Catherine, Mr Earnshaw's ________, but she  chose to marry Edgar Linton of Thrushcross Grange instead. Heathcliff, having overheard Catherine say that she would not marry him because he was socially inferior, disappeared. When he came back three years later, he won Wuthering Heights in a ________ match with Catherine's brother, Hindley, and eloped with Edgar's ________, Isabella. Catherine dies giving birth to Cathy, who is later obliged by Heathcliff to marry his son Linton so that he can become the owner of Thrushcross Grange, too. A year later both Linton and Heathcliff are dead, at which point Cathy can happily marry Hareton, Hindley's ________.
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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: settings
Complete the text with the correct information.

Jane Eyre is set in five separate locations in northern England. Each setting includes both indoor and outdoor spaces that help Jane develop her inclination to cross ________. Every place has a symbolical name. 'Gateshead' stands for '________'; 'Lowood' means 'low wood'; 'Thornfield' evokes a 'field of ________', and in fact it is a place of temptation; Moor ________ is 'out on the moors', in the wilderness; Ferndean is the new Eden of Jane's ________ love.
Wuthering Heights, conversely, is constructed around the contrast between two houses. Mr and Mrs Earnshaw's house, ________, is severe and gloomy; ________, the home of the Lintons, is calm and reassuring.
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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: characters
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Jane is intense, imaginative and independent, and refuses the affection of people around her.
B: Jane faces many struggles, for example the conflict between faith and reason.
C: Both Rochester and Heathcliff have the qualities of a Byronic hero.
D: Rochester is a variation of the old lustful villain.
E: Rochester is attracted to Jane's physical appearance more than to her soul and personality.
F: Catherine is driven by her social ambitions but also pushed to violate social conventions.
G: Catherine's nature is wild and Romantic.
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Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights: style
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Jane Eyre finds its unity in the use of ________ as narrator.
2. Jane Eyre's story is told from ________ point of view.
3. Charlotte Brontë has identified herself with Jane's experience and asks ________ to do the same.
4. Jane Eyre's language is direct and used in ________ way.
5. Both novels hint at the ________ realm and give much importance to dreams.
6. Wuthering Heights is structured as a ________ system of narratives.
7. Wuthering Heights' ________ structure creates a strong sense of verisimilitude and a feeling of suspense.
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