PROF. PACO VERAS
Jorge Leal Amado de Faria (August 10, 1912 — August 6, 2001) was a Brazilian “poet” of the Modernist school. He was the best-known of modern Brazilian ones, his work have been translated into some 49 languages and popularized in film, notably Dona Flor and her Two Husbands (Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos) in 1978. His work dealt largely with the poor urban black and mulatto communities of Bahia.
He occupied the 23rd chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters from 1961 until his death in 2001.
Amado was born in a fazenda (“farm”) in the inland of the city of Itabuna, in the southern part of the Brazilian state of Bahia, son of João Amado de Faria and D. Eulália Leal. The farm Amado was born in was precisely located on the village of Ferradas, which though today is a district of Itabuna, at the time was administered by the town of Ilhéus. That is why he considered himself a citizen of Ilhéus. In the large cocoa plantation, Amado knew the misery and the struggles of the people working the earth, living in almost slave conditions, which were to be a theme always present in his later works (for example, the notable Terras do Sem Fim of 1944).
1. The text is about:
a) A painter. b) A writer. c) A professor d) A doctor E) An actor.
2. The text argues about: (to argue-argumentar)
a) Past events. b) Future events. c) Events that are going on. d) It argues about nothing.
e) Talks about the state of Bahia.
3. “Dona Flor and her Two Husbands” mentioned in the text is:
a) A book. b) A movie. c) A magazine. d) A person. e) A great poet.
The Nobel Prize in Literature “The very first Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded in 1901 to the French poet and philosopher Sully Prudhomme, who in his poetry showed the “rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect”. Over the years, the Nobel Prize in Literature has distinguished the works of authors from many different languages and cultural backgrounds. The Literature Prize has been awarded to unknown masters as well as authors acclaimed worldwide.”
from: de, origem; rare-raro(s); unknown-desconhecido(s)
The text is from:
a) A website b) A book c) A magazine d) A picture show e) A lecture
5. A que refere-se o número 1901, na linha 02 do texto?
a) À data de nascimento do autor.
b) À data de nascimento do Prêmio Nobel.
c) À data do primeiro livro publicado.
d) Ao ano do primeiro livro vendido
e) Ao ano do vencedor do primeiro Prêmio Nobel.
6. Na expressão “different languages”, e “different” tem a função de:
a) Qualificar a palavra language.
b) Caracterizar a palavra cultural.
c) Caracterizar a palavra different.
d) Contrapor ideias.
e) Repetir o significado da palavra language.
7. Observe a figura e leia o texto abaixo:
to you, because you know, last night we had a terrific dinner. My mother made rice, beans, eggs, salsage, tomatoes. All of this food was prepared because of my father ́s birthday. My grandparents _____________ a huge and delicious cake for us and our friends. It was a great night. I ́ll never forget it all. Tomorrow is the best part because we are going to eat the rest of the cake, with a lot of coke
Complete a lacuna presente no texto com a forma verbal, no SIMPLE PAST, mais adequada:
a) Buy. b) Buying. c) Will buy. d) Bought. e) Buys
8. Do que trata o texto:
a) De um jantar, simplesmente.
b) De uma festa de aniversário.
c) De um jantar de aniversário.
d) De um café da manha especial.
e) De uma festa de formatura.
9. Na frase: “My mother made rice, beans, eggs, salsage, tomatoes. All of this food was prepared because of my father ́s birthday.” O termo sublinhado encontra-se:
a) No caso possessivo. b) No simple past. c) No simple present. d) No possessive case.
e) No simple future.
10. Qual seria a forma verbal adequada para completar a sentença que segue:
“I ________ a very interesting boy last weekend at my Art class. He ________ I ́m an excellent painter, and that I have a lovable smile.” I felt really happy.”
a) Know; say b) Knee; say c) Know; said d) Meet; know e) Met; said