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

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

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

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

5. How old does Gulliver think the Emperor of Lilliput is?
(a) around 90
(b) around 30
(c) around 50
(d) around 70

Short Answer Questions

1. Gulliver also has to help deliver what?

2. Gulliver describes the inner city as a collection of houses at least how many stories high?

3. What does the emperor of Blefuscu decide to do when he finds out about the articles against Gulliver?

4. How long is Gulliver told it will be before the reading of the articles?

5. Which of the following punishments do the people settle on for Gulliver?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. How does Gulliver finally get back to England?

4. 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?

5. 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?

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

7. Describe how the little men that Gulliver encounters seem to treat him. Are they afraid of him? Why or why not?

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

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

10. How is the treatment Gulliver gets from the queen who buys him from the farmer, different from the treatment Gulliver got from the farmer?

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