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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 a house of the British parliament, according to Gulliver?
(a) House of Commoncause
(b) House of Commonwealth
(c) House of Commons
(d) House of Commoners

2. How soon after returning to England does Gulliver start out on his next voyage?
(a) two weeks
(b) four months
(c) two months
(d) six months

3. What happens to children with the birthmark?
(a) they are raised as slaces
(b) they are raised royal
(c) they are immortal
(d) they are killed immediately

4. Gulliver is introduced to the king who is hard at work on a problem that involves what?
(a) mathematics
(b) history
(c) psychology
(d) astronomy

5. When the magnet is parallel to the horizon, the island does what?
(a) stands still
(b) moves left
(c) raises
(d) lowers

Short Answer Questions

1. The same doctor proposes that in order to cure the forgetfulness of many of these men, what should happen to them after a speech?

2. Gulliver is let down onto the continent of what?

3. Gulliver is put out to see by the Dutchman with how many days of rations?

4. Whose hair does Gulliver use to design seats and purses?

5. When it is found that Gulliver and the king cannot understand each other, Gulliver is taken where and given food?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how Gulliver tries to prove to the king that the people of England are smart.

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

3. What other figures does Gulliver call back from the dead, in Part 3, Chapter 8 and why? What else does he learn from them?

4. 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?

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

6. How does Laputa stay in the air and do you think that such an island really could exist by using modern technology?

7. What identifies the immortals in the culture, in Part 3, Chapter 10, and what sorts of things must these immortals endure?

8. What are the people of Laputa like?

9. What condition does Gulliver find most of the people in, when he goes down to the lower island, and why is he told that they are that way? What implications does that have?

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

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