Posted by: crisdiaz24 | May 3, 2017

THE EERY HISTORICAL VISIONS THAT PREDICT THE APOCALYPSE – Cloze test

CLOZE TEST

 

Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.

THE EERY HISTORICAL VISIONS THAT PREDICT THE APOCALYPSE

Giant locusts swarm around a aquamarine mountain. Great whales and 0) __________ beasts flounder amid stormy seas. Inky skies rain hailstones and blood. These bizarre and 1) __________ visions are found in the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs, also called the Book of Miracles. It is a beautifully 2) __________ manuscript created in the German city in the mid-16th Century but only recently discovered and now collected in a new edition, by Till-Holger Borchert and Joshua P Waterman. “I remember that when I first saw the images in the flesh,” Till-Holger Borchert tells BBC Culture, “I was awestruck by the very touching combination of simplicity and beauty in systematically 3) __________ catastrophes of all times.”

“These stunningly vivid pictures must certainly have 4) __________ imparted to those readers first seeing them a sense of awe at the progression of disasters and wonders from the beginning of history to the end of time, as then understood,” writes Waterman. The first half of the book concerns the Old Testament, while the second 5) __________ from antiquity through to the mid-1500s, when the book was produced. It ends with stories from the Book of Revelation.

Each image, such as 1009 – Burning torch, is accompanied by a 6) __________ that leaves no doubt as to its grim message: “In the year AD 1009, the sun went dark and the moon was seen all blood­ red and a great earthquake 7) __________ and there fell from the sky with a loud and crashing noise a huge burning torch like a column or a tower. This was followed by the death of many people and 8) __________ throughout Germany and Italy. More people died than remained alive.”

By drawing from ancient, biblical and contemporary traditions of prophecy in roughly chronological order, The Book of Miracles follows an established structure similar 9) __________ other contemporary books of wonders. It’s a tradition that highlights the period’s ordering of history through the prism of apocalyptic signs and visions. “When studying this one-of-a-kind series of illustrations,” Waterman says, “it is important to 10) __________ in mind the structuring principle of Christian world history.”

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170421-the-eerie-historical-visions-that-predict-the-apocalypse

 

 

 

             BEEN                    HEADLINE            SPANS                  TERRIFIC

CAPTION              ILLUSTRATED       STRANGE             TERRIFYING

DEPICTING           KEEP                     STROKE                TO

FAMINE               RARE                    STRUCK                THAN

 

 

 

 

0 STRANGE
1 6
2 7
3 8
4 9
5 10

 

 

 

KEY

 

0. STRANGE

  1. TERRIFYING
  2. ILLUSTRATED
  3. DEPICTING
  4. BEEN
  5. SPANS
  6. CAPTION
  7. STRUCK
  8. FAMINE
  9. TO
  10. KEEP

 

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Responses

  1. number 4 doesn’t exits

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    • Yes, it does. The answer is BEEN.

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