Tipo di esercizi
Scelta multipla,
Completamento aperto,
Completamento chiuso,
Posizionamento,
Trova errore,
Vero o falso,
Domande in serie
Libro
Performer Heritage vol.2
Capitolo
William Golding
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William Golding: life
Complete the sentences with the correct information.

1. William Golding was born in ________ in 1911.
2. His father was a ________.
3. He studied Science and ________ Literature at Oxford.
4. In 1940 he joined the Royal Navy and was involved in the historic D-Day landings in ________ during WWII.
5. The psychological impact of the war changed his view on life, leaving him with a ________ perception of life and human nature.
6. He considered both adults and children damaged by ________.
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The dark side of human nature
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. The novel shows those innate ________ that can destroy society.
2. The three main characters present the different ________ and weaknesses characterising society.
3. Golding shows how human faults can cause destruction when man's savage ________ are not governed.
4. The children's fear at night keeps them away from 'the beast' and gets them to make animal ________.
5. Golding examines democratic and authoritarian ________, which are symbolised respectively by Ralph and Jack.
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William Golding: works
Tick the two novels which were not written by Golding.
A: Lord of the Flies.
B: The Inheritors.
C: The Spire.
D: Rites of Passage.
E: The Lord of the Rings.
F: The Paper Men.
G: Lucky Jim.
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William Golding: main concerns
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: William Golding speaks to his readers with immediacy and certainty.
B: He provides an analysis of what is fleeting in human nature.
C: He looks at man in relation to a particular society.
D: He is interested in man's cosmic situation.
E: He describes a remote and dreadful world.
F: He believes that man is naturally inclined towards evil.
G: He thinks that goodness lies at the heart of man's nature.
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William Golding: the novels' structure
Complete the sentences with the words below.

1. Golding believed in the realm of ________.
2. He created a structure that served as an ________ of the spiritual life.
3. This particular structure includes two narrative ________.
4. It gives two different ________ of the same situation.
5. Near the end of his novels there are radical ________ in points of view.
6. This structure allows the reader to accept ________ as a condition of existence.
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Lord of the Flies: plot and setting
Read the text below and find the five mistakes in it.

After a car crash, a group of boys aged six to twelve is left on an island in the Pacific or Indian Ocean. They were being evacuated from their school in Wales. On the island, the boys have to face the task of survival and set up a rational society based on a 'grown-up' model. Ralph, Simon and Jack become the leaders of this new society. However, almost immediately the society disintegrates because of aggression and superstition. Jack induces the boys to turn to a savage existence based on hunting bears and fear of 'the beast'. Then Jack kills an enormous sow, cuts its paw off and puts it on a stake, transforming it into the 'Lord of the Flies'.
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Lord of the Flies: plot and setting
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

1. Jack and his tribe invite Ralph to a feast, while Simon discovers the corpse of the ________ in the forest.
2. Simon is killed at the end of a ritualistic ________.
3. ________ is killed too and, from then on, all social rules are disregarded.
4. Ralph is hunted down by those who oppose social ________ and flees.
5. ________ naval officer intervenes.
6. Ralph cries for the end of ________.
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Lord of the Flies: symbolic characters
The following features refer either to Ralph, Jack, Piggy or Simon. Choose the correct alternative.
A: He is physically unfit, being fat, asthmatic and short-sighted.
B: He stands for reason, democracy and civilisation.
C: He turns from leader into victim and recognises the failure of human moderation.
D: He resembles Kurtz from Heart of Darkness.
E: His death represents the triumph of irrationality over rationality.
F: He sees 'the beast', but the other boys believe that actually he is 'the beast'.
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Lord of the Flies: symbolic objects
Read the following sentences and say whether they are true or false.
A: The skull of a woman becomes a symbol of a sacrificial victim and the emblem of the forces of evil.
B: The name 'Lord of the Flies' is the literal translation of the Greek word for Beelzebub, another name for Satan.
C: The fire becomes the symbol of destruction, but also of rescue.
D: Peggy's glasses symbolise power and rationality, because they are used to make fire.
E: The children's painted faces and the Lord of the Flies stand for creativity.
F: The white shining conch found by Ralph represents democracy and order.
G: 'The beast' is a symbol of authority, which helps Ralph to be elected chief.
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Lord of the Flies: structure and style
Tick the words or phrases related to the novel's structure and style.
A: Three phases.
B: Single point of view.
C: Adult point of view.
D: Abstract language.
E: Jargon.
F: Irony.
G: Simple language.
H: Symbols.
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