Famous Parallels: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test

The British actress Keira Knightley has rejected (1) _________ that her film «The Duchess» (2008), a historical drama set in the 18th century, parallels the life of Princess Diana. The film tells the (2) _________life story of Georgians, Duchess of Devonshire, who was the great-great-great-great aunt of Diana, Princess of Wales.

In the film Knightley (3) _________an aristocratic woman who gets married to a man who is in love with another woman. It is this storyline that mimics the experience of Princess Diana, who married Prince Charles and (4) _________that he was continuing a longstanding secret relationship with another woman. Speaking to the BBC, Keira Knightley was quick to play down the similarities in the stories, saying her (5) _________was «an interesting enough person to argue that a film is completely about her, without comparisons».

In (6) _________, the actress claims not to remember the story of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s unlucky marriage. «1 was 11 when Diana died, so I don’t really know what the actual story is, so I don’t (7) _________I can comment on the parallels», Knightley told reporters at a (8) _________press conference.

Whether the Diana connection exists or not, the film «The Duchess» provides a fascinating insight into personal relationships in a society where divorce was a taboo.

The film is also a visual (9) _________ , as the architecture and fashion of the 18th century England are carefully (10) _________down to the smallest detail.

A B C D
1 demands claims complaints requests
2 accurate genial true exact
3 executes plays participates performs
4 discovered detected founded searched
5 part personality individuality character
6 actually truth detail fact
7 care sense feel impress
8 recent fresh up-to-date contemporary
9 greatness delight joy desire
10 recreated produced enacted manifested


1.B; 2.C; 3.B; 4.A; 5.D; 6.D; 7.C; 8.A; 9.B; 10.A

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