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American Short Stories
RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER - Nathaniel Hawthorne

ACTIVITY 113: You are going to listen to RAPPACCINI'S DAUGHTER by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Listen 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.

Questions

1.

Where in Italy is this story set?

6.

What kills the lizard?

 

A.  Venice
B.
 Padua
C.
 Florence
D.
 Verona

 

A.  Beatrice's breath
B.
 Dr. Rappaccini's breath
C.
 Giovanni's knife
D.
 drops of moisture from a flower

2.

Giovanni Guasconti is a/an...

7.

Professor Baglioni succeeds in...

 

A.  doctor.
B.
 artist.
C.
 scientist.
D.
 student.

 

A.  supporting 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.

3.

Who maintains Giovanni's living quarters?

8.

Giovanni knew that he was poisonous when he...

 

A.  Dr. Rappaccini
B.
 Signora Lisabetta
C.
 Beatrice
D.
 Professor Baglioni

 

A.  breathed upon a mirror.
B.
 breathed on a spider and it died.
C.
 smelt some flowers he had bought.
D.
 breathed on Beatrice's face.

4.

Baglioni says that Rappaccini is a dangerous man because...

9.

Which of these statements is TRUE in this short story?

 

A.  he 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 science.

 

A.  Giovanni is willing to listen to reason.
B.
 Rappaccini is brilliant and good-hearted.
C.
 Professor Baglioni acts treacherously to defeat his rival.
D.
 Beatrice doesn't endanger Giovanni's life.

5.

Giovanni Guasconti knows about Professor Pietro Baglioni because Baglioni is...

10.

When Beatrice confesses about her father's experiments and their effects upon her to Giovanni, he acts with...

 

A.  a friend of Giovanni's father.
B.
 Beatrice's father.
C.
 Dr. Rappaccini's close friend.
D.
 his uncle.

 

A.  sadness at first, then happiness.
B.
 both understanding and happiness.
C.
 anger at first, then sadness.
D.
 nonchalance at first, then interest.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 27  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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