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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the provisions of Gulliver's release is that he will not leave without what?
(a) permission
(b) the emperor
(c) an honor guard
(d) at least five townspeople

2. What is the name of the captain of the ship Gulliver is on?
(a) Nicholas James
(b) John Nicholas
(c) Nicholas John
(d) James Nicholas

3. Gulliver helps the emperor's guards to search what?
(a) Gulliver's pockets
(b) the house of a suspected criminal
(c) the shore line, where Gulliver originally washed up
(d) the countryside for a missing child

4. Gulliver tells the emperor to keep the gunpowder away from what?
(a) water
(b) the castle
(c) children
(d) fire

5. How long does the journey take?
(a) all day and all night
(b) three days
(c) eight days
(d) five days

Short Answer Questions

1. Where do the people decide to take Gulliver?

2. Some ambassadors come from Blefuscu, hoping to do what?

3. What sort of dance does Gulliver go on to explain that the Lilliputians do?

4. How do the men ensure that Gulliver will not escape, once he is in the temple?

5. What does Gulliver set sail with?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 3, Chapter 5, how is Gulliver further introduced to the ideas and beliefs of the Laputians?

2. What does Gulliver learn from his first impressions, in Part 2, Chapter 1, when he encounters the giants?

3. How does the farmer's attitude seem to change toward Gulliver in Part 2, Chapter 3 and why?

4. What do you think Swift's ideas about modern science are, based on Part 3, Chapter 4?

5. How does Gulliver say that criminals are treated by the Lilliputians?

6. Describe the misunderstanding that the emperor's men have about Gulliver's watch.

7. Instead of sending Gulliver back to Lilliput, what does the emperor of Blefuscu do?

8. Describe some of the mishaps that Gulliver describes in part 2, chapter 5.

9. In Part 3, Chapter 6, Swift again makes his views of the British government known. What are those views, how does he express them and do they still apply to modern governments?

10. What lessons does Swift try to teach about heroes through Gulliver?

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