Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold: Summary & Analysis


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What term did Matthew Arnold introduce into the English language?

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1. According to Arnold, what combination of aspects make up culture, the quest for perfection?

2. What did Arnold believe was wrong with the concept of 'every man doing as he likes'?

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The worksheet and quiz are useful in checking your knowledge of Culture and Anarchy by Matthew Arnold. Practice problems examine your knowledge of different social groups.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using these materials, you can test your knowledge of:

  • What Arnold argued was the proper relationship between Hebraism of the Romans and the Hellenism of the Greeks
  • Social group of the Philistines, according to Arnold
  • How he defined culture in Culture and Anarchy
  • Social group that the Barbarians of Arnold's society belonged to

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the social group assigned to the Philistines
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding how culture is defined in Culture and Anarchy
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about culture in a different light

Additional Learning

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  • Explain the importance of Culture and Anarchy
  • Examine the intellectual world of Arnold
  • Identify the three social groups, according to Arnold
  • Compare and contrast Hebraism and Hellenism