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 contemporary novel
INFO

Lingua inglese

The contemporary novel: general features
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: After WWII an important school emerged in fiction.
B: The most famous contemporary poets were also the leading figures in the contemporary novel.
C: The dominant trend is individualism.
D: The pluralism of voices is another important feature of the contemporary novel.
E: Some novelists share particular themes and techniques.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
1

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Fiction today
The following features refer either to Bruce Chatwin or to Ian McEwan. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He is a novelist of deep humanity.
B: He had a pacific view of man in relation to his environment.
C: He went straight to the heart of what is foreign.
D: His predecessors were Forster and Orwell.
E: He has a talent for experiencing, describing and arousing feelings.
Domande in serieDomande in serie
4

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

The 1950s fiction
Choose the correct alternatives to complete the sentence.

Neo-realism
A: appeared in the 1950s.
B: ended in the late 1970s.
C: worked against Modernism.
D: was influenced by Ezra Pound.
E: was very conservative.
F: led to social protest.
G: was associated with a group of young graduate writers.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

The 1950s fiction
Complete the text with the correct information.

1. Neo-realist writers were mostly of ________-class or lower origins.
2. They were really ________ with the reality they lived in.
3. They violently protested against the British ________ system.
4. They disparaged middle-class ________.
5. Another name for the neo-realist writers was '________ Young Men'.
Completamento apertoCompletamento aperto
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

The 1950s fiction
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The reality depicted by the neo-realist writers was conflict-ridden and ________.
2. The hero was a ________ young man from the lower-middle or working class.
3. He tried to climb the social ladder ________ established values and figures.
4. Lucky Jim by ________ was a major work in this tradition.
5. Another important novel of the period was Saturday Night and Sunday ________ by Alan Sillitoe.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
3

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

A fantasy world
Read the sentences below and find the five mistakes in them.

1. Another trend of this period was a form of anti-fiction.
2. The 'world of fantasy' of J.R.R. Tolkien can be found in his masterpiece The Lord of the Flies.
3. The book features elves, dwarves and fairies.
4. It talks about love through allegories and mythology.
5. An important fantasy writer of the contemporary period is J.K. Bowling, author of the Harry Potter's series.
Trova erroreTrova errore
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Magic realism
Tick the three authors which were not involved in magic realism.
A: Jorge Luis Borges.
B: Seamus Heaney.
C: Gabriel García Márquez.
D: Ian McEwan.
E: John Osborne.
F: Angela Carter.
G: Salman Rushdie.
Scelta multiplaScelta multipla
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Magic realism
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: Magic realism mixes the realistic and the unexpected.
B: It is a different name to refer to fantasy.
C: It is a specifically European genre.
D: It mingles elements of dream, fairy story and mythology with everyday reality.
E: It always includes utopic elements.
Vero o falsoVero o falso
1

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

The dystopian novel
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. The main dystopian contemporary writer was ________ Golding.
2. He was concerned with the ________ of the present and the fear of the future.
3. Lord of the ________ is his most famous novel.
4. Its main theme is the ________ of the civilised layer that keeps man from barbarism.
5. Golding ________ the idea that man is always about to annihilate his own kind.
Completamento chiusoCompletamento chiuso
2

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza

Lingua inglese

Feminist literature
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. After WWII women writers acquired a new consciousness of the ________ of their outlook and social role.
2. They were interested in the ________ of the personal life of women.
3. Their novels questioned large-scale social or ________ problems.
4. Doris Lessing uses fantasy and realism, moving between inner thoughts and a ________ perspective.
5. She focuses on the conflict of the heroine's self-perception with her outer ________.
6. Margaret Drabble follows a girl's development towards ________.
7. Her novels revolve around the themes of love, marriage and motherhood, while her heroines are often ________ women.
PosizionamentoPosizionamento
5

Il punteggio di un esercizio è determinato
dalla difficoltà: da 1 (più facile) a 5 (più
difficile).Vuoi saperne di più? Consulta il
Centro Assistenza