Activity of text interpretation, aimed at students in the fifth year of elementary school, about the film's summary The Twelve Works of Asterix. Let's get to know the story of this movie? For this, read the text carefully! Then answer the various interpretative questions proposed!
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Asterix and Obelix are chosen to represent the village
In the AR on 02/03/2021 – 22:30
In 50 BC, the Roman Empire dominates the entire region around Gaul, except for the village itself. After yet another attempt to conquer it, some of the Roman senators begin to fear that the inhabitants of the Gallic village are something like gods.
To keep his throne, Julius Caesar proposes an agreement to the Gauls and sends the village a list with twelve tasks inspired by the works of Hercules, which could only be performed by beings superiors. If the Gauls win the challenge, the monarch admits defeat. Otherwise, they would surrender to the Roman Empire and become slaves.
The proposal is accepted. Asterix, for being the smartest, and Obelix, for being the strongest, are chosen to represent the people.
With the burden of not failing in a single task, the pair leaves to fulfill the twelve jobs and maintain the Gallic dignity.
Country: France. Year: 1976.
Directed by: Albert Uderzo,
Available in: session-family/2020/07/os-doze-trabalhos-de-asterix>.
Question 1 - "The Twelve Works of Asterix" is the name of:
( ) a book.
( ) film.
( ) a tv show.
Question 2 - In “[…] some of the Roman senators begin to fear that the inhabitants of the Gallic village be something like gods.”, the underlined term means:
( ) "to fear".
( ) "to want".
( ) “guessing”.
Question 3 - Read back:
“[…] Julius Caesar proposes an agreement to the Gauls and sends the village a list of twelve tasks inspired by the work of Hercules […]”
This text fragment is:
( ) a narration.
( ) a description.
( ) an argument.
Question 4 - In the passage “If the Gauls win the challenge, the monarch admits his defeat.”, the text says:
( ) the proposal made to the Gauls.
( ) the suggestion given to the Gauls.
( ) the wish expressed to the Gauls.
Question 5 - In the excerpt "Otherwise, they they would surrender to the Roman Empire and become slaves.”, the word underlined:
( ) takes up the Gauls.
( ) presents the Welsh.
( ) characterizes the Gauls.
Question 6 – According to the text, “Asterix and Obelix are chosen to represent the people”. Point out the reasons for these choices:
Question 7 – In the part "With the weight of not failing in a single task, the pair leaves for fulfill the twelve jobs and maintain Gallic dignity.”, the highlighted term indicates:
( ) cause.
( ) goal.
( ) consequence.
Question 8 – The text was written in a language:
( ) cultured.
( ) informal.
( ) regional.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Languages and specialist in distance education.