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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 talks with other professors about things like taxing a person based on what?
(a) gender
(b) looks
(c) age
(d) location

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

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

4. At the port city, Gulliver is directed to go where until he can find passage to the island?
(a) Glubblydubble
(b) Dribbledlubb
(c) Glubbdubdribb
(d) Dribbdubglubb

5. When the ship is ready to sail, where is it going?
(a) Blubbadlubb
(b) Lubbladbabb
(c) Luggnagg
(d) Uggleangg

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The doctor theorizes that whenever the people are healed, then the politics and government will be what?

3. In order to prove the English smart, what does Gulliver tell the king about?

4. When an immortal marries, it is annulled when the younger partner reaches what age?

5. Which of these does Gulliver see?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What lessons can be learned from the people of Laputa?

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

5. 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?

6. How does the king of the floating island rule the people on the island below?

7. How does Gulliver finally leave the island in Part 2, Chapter 8?

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

9. 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?

10. What lessons does Swift try to teach about heroes through Gulliver?

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