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. Which item did the Lilliputian guards find, when they searched Gulliver?

2. Gulliver tells of seeing beggars with giant what?

3. Where do the people decide to take Gulliver?

4. How many children does the farmer have?

5. Which item did Gulliver hide from the Lilliputian guards?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Gulliver describe the country where the giants live?

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

3. In Part 1, Chapter 7, what does the author seem to be using Gulliver's adventures to say about systems of government, especially the government of England?

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

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

6. Why does Gulliver finally decide to leave and go to Blefuscu?

7. What does Gulliver learn from his first impressions, in Part 2, Chapter 1, when he encounters the giants?

8. Instead of sending Gulliver back to Lilliput, what does the emperor of Blefuscu do?

9. How does Gulliver say that criminals are treated by the Lilliputians?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Some of the people of Luggnagg are immortal. Have you ever wished to be immortal? After reading the book, have your thoughts on immortality changed at all? Explain, using examples from the book and real life, what your thoughts on immortality were before reading the book and what they are now.

Essay Topic 2

Of all of the places that Gulliver visits in his travels, which one do you feel is most run like a conventional modern society and why? Use examples from the book and real life to support your answer. Also, do you feel like being like a conventional society is a good thing, or do you think that some of the other places that Gulliver traveled to were run better? Explain your answer in detail.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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