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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. In one academy room, philosophers try to do what?
(a) figure out how the world was created
(b) solve any problems about the nature of humans
(c) decide whether there is life in outer space
(d) discuss the meaning of life

2. The people decided that everything could be done better with the help of what?
(a) science
(b) slaves
(c) animals
(d) friends

3. Gulliver finds that it is not a good life because although they never die, what happens?
(a) They get bored.
(b) They are unable to work.
(c) They are unable to see.
(d) They get old.

4. When an immortal marries, it is annulled when the younger partner reaches what age?
(a) 60
(b) 30
(c) 40
(d) 20

5. 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

Short Answer Questions

1. It is believed that it is hard enough to live forever without having to live how?

2. This island has magicians and sorcerers on it and the main power on the island is that of a family of magicians who use what as servants?

3. How does Gulliver say that he would feel if he never had to die?

4. What happens to children with the birthmark?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. Describe Gulliver's encounter with the pirates.

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

6. What happens to Gulliver in Glubbdubdribb?

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

8. What does Gulliver find after sailing from island to island for five days, in Part 3, Chapter 1 and what happens as a result?

9. In Part 3, Chapter 6, Swift again makes his views of the British government known. What are those views, how does he express them and do they still apply to modern governments?

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

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