American Short Stories RAPPACCINI'S
DAUGHTER - Nathaniel Hawthorne
ACTIVITY 113: You are going to
listen to RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER by Nathaniel
carefully and for questions 1-10, choose the answer (A, B, C or D)
which you think best completes each question. Then
check the audio transcription together with the correct answers.
Where in Italy is this
What kills the lizard?
A. Venice B. Padua C. Florence D. Verona
breath B. Dr.
Rappaccini's breath C. Giovanni's
knife D. drops
of moisture from a flower
Giovanni Guasconti is a/an...
A. doctor. B. artist. C. scientist. D. student.
human life. B. hurting
his rival by killing Beatrice. C. developing
a poison to kill his rival. D. planting
evil thoughts in Beatrice's mind.
Who maintains Giovanni's
Giovanni knew that he was
poisonous when he...
Rappaccini B. Signora
Lisabetta C. Beatrice D. Professor
upon a mirror. B. breathed
on a spider and it died. C. smelt
some flowers he had bought. D. breathed
on Beatrice's face.
Baglioni says that
Rappaccini is a dangerous man because...
Which of these statements
is TRUE in this short story?
is a great scientist. B. his
medicine killed many people. C. he
cures sickness with his poisons. D. he
cares more about people than he does about
is willing to listen to reason. B. Rappaccini
is brilliant and good-hearted. C. Professor
Baglioni acts treacherously to defeat his rival.
doesn't endanger Giovanni's life.
Giovanni Guasconti knows
about Professor Pietro Baglioni because Baglioni
When Beatrice confesses
about her father's experiments and their effects
upon her to Giovanni, he acts with...
friend of Giovanni's father.
father. C. Dr.
Rappaccini's close friend. D. his
at first, then happiness. B. both
understanding and happiness. C. anger
at first, then sadness.
at first, then interest.
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