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Matthew Arnold: Poetry & Criticism

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Arnold's poetry explored which of the following:

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1. Arnold believed the criticism should:

2. What is a touchstone in Arnold's criticism?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This printable worksheet and quiz can be used at any time to increase your knowledge of the work of Matthew Arnold. You can become more familiar with his views on modern life and criticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will assess your knowledge the following about Matthew Arnold:

  • The themes most important to him
  • His view on criticism
  • His issues with the modern world

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Matthew Arnold
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding his concept of a touchstone in criticism
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read and interpret information on what Arnold believed criticism should accomplish

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson, Matthew Arnold: Poetry & Criticism, will prepare you to:

  • Describe the stories and tone of three of Arnold's poems
  • Explain what Arnold means by a 'touchstone'
  • Expound on his upbringing and how it influenced his worldview
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