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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 learns that the island is called what?
(a) Paluta
(b) Laltupla
(c) Laputa
(d) Atalpa

2. How do the people on the ground send up their petitions to be received on the floating island?
(a) by shooting arrows
(b) by blowing bubbles
(c) by balloon
(d) by kite

3. Gulliver is put out to see by the Dutchman with how many days of rations?
(a) 8
(b) 2
(c) 6
(d) 4

4. Gulliver makes it clear that he thinks the king is what?
(a) brilliant
(b) foolhardy
(c) crazy
(d) naive

5. When attacked by pirates, Gulliver talks to one of the pirates in what language?
(a) Liliputian
(b) French
(c) English
(d) Dutch

Short Answer Questions

1. The people exceed Europe in what area?

2. Which of these does Gulliver see?

3. How does Gulliver feel about the way the king views Gulliver's country?

4. Gulliver also likes the idea of taking political foes and exchanging half of each other's what?

5. Gulliver feels neglected because everyone on the island is only interested in math and what?

Short Essay Questions

1. When the king asks Gulliver to tell him about England, what are some of the things that Gulliver tells him?

2. What point does Swift seem to be making in Part 2, Chapter 6 and how does he use the king to make it?

3. Describe the ship captain's attitude toward Gulliver, after hearing his incredible story. How does Gulliver react to the captain's attitude?

4. In Part 3, Chapter 5, how is Gulliver further introduced to the ideas and beliefs of the Laputians?

5. Why is the king's cousin, who befriends Gulliver, considered an outcast and do you think that it is fair? Why or why not?

6. What are the people of Laputa like?

7. In what ways do Gulliver and the king disagree about the concept of war in Part 2, Chapter 7?

8. Customs of different people are a big part of the book. What custom must Gulliver follow in Part 3, Chapter 9 and how, in general, does Gulliver deal with the customs of people he encounters?

9. What lesson does Swift try to teach about life and death, in Part 3, Chapter 10?

10. Much of Part 3, Chapter 6, talks about Gulliver's encounter with a doctor who is full of ideas. One idea is that in order to cure the woes of the government, the people in the government must be seen to and whenever the people are healed, the politics and government will be healed. Gulliver thinks that that is a valid idea. Do you think that it was? Why or why not? Is such an idea still applicable in today's society?

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