The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls: Where Did This Come From, Anyway? Quiz
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Q. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was named "Poet Laureate" by which monarch?
Queen Elizabeth I
Q. "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls" was originally published as part of what longer work?
An unsuccessful book of early poetry
A pamphlet urging people to vote for the Green Tea Party
A book of children's songs
A long poem called The Princess
Q. Why is Tennyson is called Alfred, Lord Tennyson?
His parents thought that "Lord" would make a snazzy middle name
Queen Victoria made him a baron, so "Lord" became his title
He named himself "Lord of all English Poetry"
"Lord" is actually French for Alfred.
Q. The long poem that "Splendour Falls" was originally part of was adapted into which of the following?
Princess Ida, a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan
The Pirates of Penzance, a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan
The Princess Diaries, starring Anne Hathaway
The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Q. "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls" was first added to The Princess in what year?