Gulliver's Travels Test | Final 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. It is believed that it is hard enough to live forever without having to live how?

2. How do the people on the ground send up their petitions to be received on the floating island?

3. Gulliver is introduced to the king who is hard at work on a problem that involves what?

4. The same doctor proposes that in order to cure the forgetfulness of many of these men, what should happen to them after a speech?

5. How many years ago does the lord explain that people went to visit the flying island and came down with all sorts of ideas?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Gulliver's encounter with the pirates.

2. What lessons can be learned from the people of Laputa?

3. Customs of different people are a big part of the book. What custom must Gulliver follow in Part 3, Chapter 9 and how, in general, does Gulliver deal with the customs of people he encounters?

4. What point does Swift seem to be making in Part 2, Chapter 6 and how does he use the king to make it?

5. What does Gulliver find after sailing from island to island for five days, in Part 3, Chapter 1 and what happens as a result?

6. In what ways do Gulliver and the king disagree about the concept of war in Part 2, Chapter 7?

7. How does Gulliver finally leave the island in Part 2, Chapter 8?

8. What are the people of Laputa like?

9. What do you think Swift's ideas about modern science are, based on Part 3, Chapter 4?

10. In Part 3, Chapter 5, how is Gulliver further introduced to the ideas and beliefs of the Laputians?

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

Swift uses the Laputans to poke fun at modern science and say that experiments are time consuming and costly and, often, fail completely. Do you think that scientific studies are worth the money and time invested, over all? If so, list examples of modern scientific advances that you think have been beneficial and why. If not, list scientific flops that you think have wasted or are wasting money and why.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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