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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. Which item did the Lilliputian guards find, when they searched Gulliver?
(a) a razor
(b) a telescope
(c) glasses
(d) a portrait of Gulliver's wife

2. Where do many people come to see Gulliver, once the farmer takes him to town?
(a) at thef armer's friend's house
(b) at the palace
(c) in a park
(d) at an inn

3. Gulliver describes his adventures with what kind of creature that is jealous of him?
(a) an elf
(b) a dwarf
(c) a sprite
(d) a gnome

4. Another provision states that Gulliver cannot come within the city limits without how much warning?
(a) eight hours
(b) forty-eight hours
(c) twenty-four hours
(d) two hours

5. Gulliver estimated that about how many people lived in the inner city?
(a) 700,000
(b) 50,000
(c) 1,000,0000
(d) 500,000

Short Answer Questions

1. Gulliver also has to help deliver what?

2. The people that can do what are picked for the best jobs?

3. Out of concern for losing an eye, Gulliver does what, while swimming away from the enemy?

4. How long has Gulliver been on Blefuscu, when he sees something wash up on shore?

5. After his dingy is overturned and Gulliver swims to shore, what does he do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Was it a good idea for the emperor to have Gulliver taught the language? Why or why not?

3. Why doesn't the emperor want Gulliver alive anymore and how does this reveal the emperor's true nature?

4. Explain what the provisions of Gulliver's release say about how the little people view Gulliver and about their attitude.

5. Describe the relationship between Gulliver and the farmer's daughter.

6. Explain how the people treat Gulliver, the longer he stays their captive.

7. How does Gulliver describe the emperor's attitude during Gulliver's capture?

8. What are the circumstances of Gulliver's eventual freedom?

9. Gulliver is a doctor, but his heart seems to lie with exploring the world around him. What evidence supports that, in Part 1, Chapter 1?

10. Swift meant for this part of the book to be a satire on the French government and he uses the size of everything as a farce against the government. Swift is saying that he believes that everything in France is bigger. At the time, Louis the XVI was the king of France and Louis loved to build huge estates and use his wealth for his own desires. King Louis was known to not know or care about the conditions of the people whom he governed. Knowing that, how does Part 2, Chapter 4 mirror activities in France?

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