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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. Out of concern for losing an eye, Gulliver does what, while swimming away from the enemy?
(a) swims totally under the water
(b) swims holding a shield out in front of his face
(c) puts on his glasses
(d) puts a helmet on

2. What does Gulliver see washing towards the shore, after he is with the Bleuscians?
(a) a sailor
(b) a dead fish
(c) a hat
(d) a boat

3. Where does the farmer's wife let Gulliver sleep?
(a) in the barn in a haystack
(b) in her bedroom
(c) in a box on the table
(d) outside in the dog house

4. Where do the people decide to take Gulliver?
(a) the woods
(b) home
(c) the capital city
(d) out into the ocean

5. Who buys Gulliver from the farmer?
(a) the king
(b) a doctor
(c) the queen
(d) a lawyer

Short Answer Questions

1. Gulliver describes his adventures with what kind of creature that is jealous of him?

2. How many children does the farmer have?

3. What happens to cause Gulliver to abandon ship during his first voyage after the second time his practice failed?

4. How are the commoners punished for shooting arrows at Gulliver?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how it is decided whether Gulliver will be killed or not.

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

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

4. What is the emperor of the little people like? What type of personality does he seem to have?

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. Describe at least four of the provisions of Gulliver's release.

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

8. 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?

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

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

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