Questões sobre Literatura

Since Shakespeare and Dickens are “literary”, Anne Frank’s Diary of a Young Girl can be classified as

I. factual, because it recounts actual facts of her life.

II. instructive, because it was written to alert the world against the dangers of Nazism.

III. a mass media text, because it has become widely read and influential. There are, for instance, movies based on her diary.

The correct assertion(s) is(are)

  • A.

    I, only.

  • B.

    II, only.

  • C.

    II and III, only.

  • D.

    I and III, only.

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Nobel Prize of Literature in 1954, American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), published in 1940 a novel with the Spanish Civil War as its background. This work was called

  • A.

    For Whom The Bells Toll.

  • B.

    True at the First Light.

  • C.

    The Old Man and the Sea.

  • D.

    A Farewell to Arms.

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Read these very famous passages below.

I. Beware, my lord, of jealousy/ It is the green-eyed monster, which doth mock/ The meat it feeds on.

II. This is the way the world ends/ Not with a bang but a whimper.

III. Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo.

Attributing each passage to its respective author and the work from where they were taken, choose the right alternative.

  • A.

    I. Shakespeare’s Othello; II. T. S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men; III. James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

  • B.

    I. Shakespeare’s Hamlet; II. James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man; III. T. S. Eliot’s The Hollow Men.

  • C.

    I. James Joyce’s Ulysses; II. Shakespeare’s Othello; III. T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.

  • D.

    I. T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land; II. Shakespeare’s Hamlet; III. James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

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Member of the Bloomsbury Group, this author and publisher is today regarded as one of the most important modernist literary figures of the last century.

  • A.

    Virginia Woolf.

  • B.

    Ernest Hemingway.

  • C.

    T. S. Eliot.

  • D.

    James Joyce.

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Emily Brontë, author of Wuthering Heights, was sister to Charlotte and Anne Brontë, both also writers. Charlotte (1816-1855) was the first to achieve public recognition, publishing under the pen name “Currer Bell” a novel called

  • A.

    Frankenstein.

  • B.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

  • C.

    Jane Eyre.

  • D.

    Pride and Prejudice.

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According to the text, it can be deduced that

poor educational standards and training programs put in danger the advantage over competitors.

  • C. Certo
  • E. Errado
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