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Dover Beach

Dover Beach

  

by Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach: Dazzling Descriptions Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Dover Beach? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. In the third stanza, Arnold talks about the withdrawing roar of the Sea of what?


Joy
Love
Jello
Faith
Q. What word does the speaker use to describe the armies in the final line?


Ignorant
Awkward
Awful
Idle
Q. What does Sophocles think about when he hears the waves on the Aegean?


Grilled Cheese
Human Misery
Peaceful Rest
Beautiful Songs
Q. What makes the "grating roar" that the speaker hears in the first stanza?


A semi trailer
A landslide
A hurricane
Pebbles in the ocean
Q. How does the speaker describe the sea in the first line?


Calm
Wild
Chaotic
Colorful
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