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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. When Gulliver gets his hand free from his bonds, what do the men do?
2. What convinces the farmer that Gulliver is a small human?
3. What does the emperor of Blefuscu decide to do when he finds out about the articles against Gulliver?
4. What was Gulliver schooled to become?
5. After the emperor reads the list of things found on Gulliver, what does he ask for?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe some of the mishaps that Gulliver describes in part 2, chapter 5.
2. How does Gulliver describe the country where the giants live?
3. Why does the secretary tell Gulliver that the Lilliputians and the people of Blefuscu are at war?
4. How does Gulliver finally get back to England?
5. Describe the conditions on the voyage where Gulliver's ship runs into a string of bad luck.
6. Describe the misunderstanding that the emperor's men have about Gulliver's watch.
7. About a month after Gulliver is freed, the principal secretary pays him a visit. What does the secretary explain to Gulliver about the problems facing the Lilliputians and how does Gulliver's freedom factor in?
8. Explain how it is decided whether Gulliver will be killed or not.
9. How does Gulliver describe the emperor's attitude during Gulliver's capture?
10. What does Gulliver learn from his first impressions, in Part 2, Chapter 1, when he encounters the giants?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In writing about the Laputans, Swift takes an interesting stand on science, believing that, while it can be good, it can also consume people, if their theories aren't sound. Using examples from the book, as well as real life, explain, in detail, about whether or not you think science is a good thing or a bad thing and why.
Essay Topic 3
Gulliver is a doctor by profession, but an explorer at heart. Do you feel that most people take on professions that they enjoy, or do they get stuck in careers that they hate for most of their lives? Why did Gulliver become a doctor when he really wanted to be an explorer? What are some reasons that people in modern times do things that they'd rather not do.
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