Gulliver's Travels Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Gulliver's Travels is full of interesting things to think about and life lessons. Choose three things that you learned from the book that made you stop to think. Explain in detail why you were intrigued by those things and whether or not they ultimately changed your point of view.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the reasons why the Liliputians and Blefuscians do not get along. How did the two groups become separated? Also, are there disagreements between groups of people over similar topics in the modern era? If you don't believe so, explain why. If you do believe so, list some examples and explain whether you agree or disagree with them.

Essay Topic 3

Explain how the law about choosing people to work in the Liliputian government is written and how the emperor seems to ignore that law. Do modern community, nation and world leaders act the same way about appointing staff, still? Use modern examples to back up your opinion.

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