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The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls

The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls


by Alfred Lord Tennyson

The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls: Where Did This Come From, Anyway? True or False

1. Alfred, Lord Tennyson was named "Poet Laureate" by which monarch? -> Queen Victoria
2. "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls" was originally published as part of what longer work? -> A pamphlet urging people to vote for the Green Tea Party
3. Why is Tennyson is called Alfred, Lord Tennyson? -> Queen Victoria made him a baron, so "Lord" became his title
4. The long poem that "Splendour Falls" was originally part of was adapted into which of the following? -> The Pirates of Penzance, a comic operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan
5. "The Splendour Falls on Castle Walls" was first added to The Princess in what year? -> 1215