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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 of the following is not a reason that Gulliver is being brought up on charges by the Lilliputians.
(a) planning to sail tot he enemy's land
(b) secretly marrying a woman from Blefuscu
(c) being friendly to the ambassadors
(d) not following orders about destroying the people of Blefuscu

2. What does Gulliver first try to tell the king, using hand gestures?
(a) Gulliver is lost.
(b) Gulliver is hungry.
(c) Gulliver is friendly.
(d) Gulliver is tired.

3. How long does it take Gulliver to learn the language of the Lilliputians?
(a) They learn his language. He does not learn theirs.
(b) about 3 years
(c) about 3 weeks
(d) about 3 months

4. Gulliver describes the island as a peninsula with what at the end?
(a) a mountain
(b) a pit
(c) a volcano
(d) a meadow

5. What do the Lilliputians do to people who are not honest?
(a) put them in jail
(b) kill them
(c) make them work the worst jobs
(d) banish them

Short Answer Questions

1. How old does Gulliver think the Emperor of Lilliput is?

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

3. What convinces the farmer that Gulliver is a small human?

4. Gulliver decides to seize the enemy's what?

5. What was Gulliver schooled to become?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part 1, Chapter 7, what does the author seem to be using Gulliver's adventures to say about systems of government, especially the government of England?

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

3. Why does the secretary tell Gulliver that the Lilliputians and the people of Blefuscu are at war?

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

5. Why does Gulliver finally decide to leave and go to Blefuscu?

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

7. Describe the conditions on the voyage where Gulliver's ship runs into a string of bad luck.

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

9. What are the differences between how the giants in Part 2, Chapter 1 treat Gulliver initially and how the Lilliputians had treated him?

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

(see the answer keys)

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