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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some ambassadors come from Blefuscu, hoping to do what?

2. How long does the journey take?

3. How old does Gulliver think the Emperor of Lilliput is?

4. Due to trade and the fact that many of the people send their children to the opposite island to become more worldly, what does Gulliver say happens?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe what happens to Gulliver at the Inn and what the farmer decides to do with him afterward.

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

5. 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?

6. What are the differences between how the giants in Part 2, Chapter 1 treat Gulliver initially and how the Lilliputians had treated him?

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

8. Describe the relationship between Gulliver and the farmer's daughter.

9. What is the emperor of the little people like? What type of personality does he seem to have?

10. What happens to Gulliver in Glubbdubdribb?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain how which of the Luggnagg people are immortal is determined, in detail. Also, what rules are the immortals subject to? What happens to them as they get older? Do you think the treatment that they receive is fair? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

When Gulliver arrives at Glubbdubdribb the magicians in charge allow him to call up the spirits of any dead people that he wants.

Part 1: Who does Gulliver call up and what does he has them about.

Part 2: Were you at all surprised by Gulliver's choices of people to call up? Why or why not?

Part 3: What famous figure would you call up if you could, and why?

Essay Topic 3

Gulliver's encounter with the pirates is interesting. It brings up questions of ethics.

Part 1: Explain, in detail, Gulliver's encounter with the pirates and his discovery of Laputa.

Part 2: How does modern piracy of things, such as computer software, compare and contrast to the piracy that Gulliver encountered.

Part 3: Is modern software piracy really any different from piracy in Gulliver's times? Do people justify modern piracy? If so, in what ways?

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