Online Test: Culture & Anarchy
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4. M. Arnold's often quoted phrase "[culture is] the best which has been thought and said" comes from the Preface to Culture and Anarchy. True or False?
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18. Popular culture brings anarchy.
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3. True or False
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10. ______ represents the actions of people who are either ignorant or resistant to the idea of culture.
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21. "First, never go against the best light you have; second, take care that your light be not darkness." Who said this in the essay 'Culture and Anarchy'?
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7. Match:
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the aristocratic segment of society who are so involved with their archaic traditions and gluttony that they have lost touch with the rest of society for which they were once responsible
the selfish and materialistic middle class who have been gulled into a torpid state of puritanical self-centeredness by nonconforming religious sects.
the disenfranchised, poverty-stricken lower class who have been let down by the negligent Barbarians and greedy Philistines
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6. Although Arnold does not create specific fictional characters to express his ideas in Culture and Anarchy, he does infuse his essays with a narrative persona that can best be described as a Socratic figure. True or False?
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19. It is fine for the working classes to do just as they please.
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8. What is Culture as per Matthew Arnold's essay 'Culture and Anarchy'?
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5. The essays published as book - 'Culture and Anarthy' is divided in following chapters:
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11. _____ subscribe to a strict, narrow-minded method of moral conduct and self-control which does not allow them to visualize a utopian future of belonging to an enlightened community.
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12. _____ signifies the open-minded, spontaneous exploration of classical ideas and their application to contemporary society
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16. Culture is about internal rather than external perfection.
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20. Lincoln Allison -recently retired as a Reader in Politics at the University of Warwick - finds Matthew Arnold's Culture and Anarchy a morally repugnant work espousing mad, bad and dangerous ideas.
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13. Matthew Arnold believes that the ideals promulgated by such philosophers as _______ can help resolve the moral and ethical problems resulting from the bitter conflict between society, politics, and religion in Victorian England
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9. What is Anarchy as per Matthew Arnold's essay 'Culture and Anarchy'?
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2. Culture and Anarchy is a series of ______ by Matthew Arnold, first published in Magazine and then collected as a book..
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14. The question of what makes Arnold's thought both attractive and repugnant takes us to the heart of an important philosophical problem. This now goes under the title which Isaiah Berlin gave it: the problem of negative and positive liberty. True or False?
Refer to Critique of the essay
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15. Popular culture is the study of perfection.
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1. _________ is written by Matthew Arnold, first published in Magazine and thereafter collected and published as a book. in 1869. The preface was added later on.
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17. Culture is the endeavour to know the best and to make this knowledge prevail for all.
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