Gulliver's Travels Test | 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. Out of concern for losing an eye, Gulliver does what, while swimming away from the enemy?

2. The Lilliputians think that fraud is worse than what offense?

3. Gulliver explains that most Lilliputian children are raised by whom?

4. What strange item do the men find, a few days after Gulliver's game is played?

5. 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?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the conditions on the voyage where Gulliver's ship runs into a string of bad luck.

2. What is the king's attitude toward Gulliver in all of Part 2, Chapter 5?

3. Describe some of the mishaps that Gulliver describes in part 2, chapter 5.

4. Describe at least four of the provisions of Gulliver's release.

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

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

7. How does Gulliver describe the emperor's attitude during Gulliver's capture?

8. Explain how it is decided whether Gulliver will be killed or not.

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

10. Explain how the people treat Gulliver, the longer he stays their captive.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain, using details from the story, the difference between how Gulliver is treated by the farmer when they first meet and how Gulliver is treated by the farmer towards the end of the time that Gulliver is in the farmer's possession. Also, have you ever been the victim of someone who treated you one way to begin with and completely differently later on? If so, explain. If not, have you ever treated someone else one way at first and differently later on? If so, why?

Essay Topic 2

Social status is addressed often in the book.

Part 1: Name at least one part of the book where social status plays a major role.

Part 2: Do you agree that different people should have a different status, simply because of things like religion, race or wealth? Why or why not?

Part 3: Social status is still a major part of modern society. Why do you think that is and what might be a good way for people to become less defined by social status?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the relationship between Gulliver and the king of the giants. Does the king seem to care about Gulliver as a person, or just as a source of amusement. Use details from the story to back up your opinions.

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