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Dover Beach

Dover Beach


by Matthew Arnold

Dover Beach: People and Places 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. What country does the speaker see on the other side of the English Channel?

Q. What's the famous land formation at Dover that's mentioned in this poem?

The Pit of Despair
The Great Waterfall of Dover
The Sea of Faith
The White Cliffs of Dover
Q. What Greek playwright makes a cameo in this poem?

Q. What's the name of the sea that the Greek playwright is standing next to in the second stanza?

The Aegean Sea
The Baltic Sea
The North Sea
The Red Sea
Q. What place does the speaker compare the world to in the last three lines?

A treacherous chasm
A fragrant meadow
A whispering wood
A darkling plain