Read the texts about Taras Shevchenko:
- National Bard of Ukraine
- Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker
- Taras Shevchenko
- Taras Shevchenko and the English culture
The texts mentioned above will help you do the quiz and speak about Taras Shevchenko.
1. What is the name of the village Taras Shevchenko was born?
2. What were the names of his parents?
3. What was the surname of his owner?
4. How much did Shevchenko’s freedom from serfdom cost?
5. What was his first collection of poems?
6. Where did Shevchenko write his famous poem “Testament”?
7. What is the name of the poem in which Shevchenko expressed his own strong protest against the tragic fate of the serf woman?
8. Who was Taras Shevchenko’s favourite playwright?
9. What novel by Daniel Defoe did Shevchenko appreciate?
10. What textbook did he write for Sunday Schools?
11. How many self-portraits did he paint?
Match the dates with the events
|Taras Shevchenko was born.
Shevchenko’s freedom from Engelhardt was bought.
Taras Shevchenko was arrested and sent to the Orenburg steppes.
Taras Shevchenko published “Kobzar”.
Taras Shevchenko joined the secret Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood.
Taras Shevchenko painted the picture “Katherine”.
Taras Shevchenko wrote his drama “Nazar Stodolia”.
Shevchenko wrote his famous “Testament”.
Shevchenko wrote his poem “Dream”
Taras Shevchenko made friends with I. F. Aldridge, an American actor.