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. In the last room, Gulliver observes that the students are doing what to words written on paper?

2. What is lowered to rescue Gulliver from the ocean?

3. Gulliver leaves the governor and returns when?

4. Who proposes that health and politics are intimately linked?

5. When it is found that Gulliver and the king cannot understand each other, Gulliver is taken where and given food?

Short Essay Questions

1. What lessons does Swift try to teach about heroes through Gulliver?

2. 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?

3. What do Gulliver's choices of people to call back from the dead say about his motivations?

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

6. What happens to Gulliver in Glubbdubdribb?

7. 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?

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

9. Much of Part 3, Chapter 6, talks about Gulliver's encounter with a doctor who is full of ideas. One idea is that in order to cure the woes of the government, the people in the government must be seen to and whenever the people are healed, the politics and government will be healed. Gulliver thinks that that is a valid idea. Do you think that it was? Why or why not? Is such an idea still applicable in today's society?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

When Gulliver arrives at Glubbdubdribb the magicians in charge allow him to call up the spirits of any dead people that he wants.

Part 1: Who does Gulliver call up and what does he has them about.

Part 2: Were you at all surprised by Gulliver's choices of people to call up? Why or why not?

Part 3: What famous figure would you call up if you could, and why?

Essay Topic 3

The Lilliputian government officials are determined in a very unusual way through a rope dance.

Part 1. Explain how the rope dance works.

Part 2. Do you feel that the rope dance is a good way to elect officials? Why or why not?

Part 3. What point do you feel that the author, Jonathan Swift, is trying to make about the way that governments are run, by writing about the rope dance?

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