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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. How long has Gulliver been on Blefuscu, when he sees something wash up on shore?
(a) three days
(b) seven days
(c) three weeks
(d) seven weeks

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

3. Who becomes Gulliver's nurse?
(a) the farmer's daughter
(b) the king
(c) the princess
(d) the queen

4. The Lilliputians think that fraud is worse than what offense?
(a) theft
(b) arson
(c) murder
(d) adultry

5. When does the emperor have shows put on for Gulliver?
(a) when Gulliver complains tot he emperor about his boredom
(b) after Gulliver saves the emperor's life
(c) when Gulliver understands the language better
(d) when the performers meet Gulliver and trust him

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gulliver prosper after returning to England?

2. Why is Gulliver getting ill?

3. After Gulliver's schooling was complete and his first voyage was over, where did he marry and settle down?

4. How old is the farmer's daughter?

5. What is the name of Gulliver's nurse?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What are the ways in which Gulliver defines the relationship between Lilliput and Blefuscu?

4. 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?

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

6. What is the king's attitude toward Gulliver in all of Part 2, Chapter 5?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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