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 order to prove the English smart, what does Gulliver tell the king about?

2. How long is it between the time that Gulliver escapes and the time that he returns to England?

3. What does the captain tell Gulliver has happened to the items Gulliver asks for?

4. The people decided that everything could be done better with the help of what?

5. Gulliver leaves the governor and returns when?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

3. What other figures does Gulliver call back from the dead, in Part 3, Chapter 8 and why? What else does he learn from them?

4. What happens to Gulliver, once he reaches Luggnagg?

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

6. What condition does Gulliver find most of the people in, when he goes down to the lower island, and why is he told that they are that way? What implications does that have?

7. 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?

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

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

10. Describe Gulliver's encounter with the pirates.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The Liliputian emperor eventually turns against Gulliver and tries to have him punished for crimes that he did not commit.

1. Explain why Gulliver is accused of those crimes by the emperor and what punishment is decided upon. Also, what does Gulliver do in reaction to the emperors accusations.

In modern times are innocent people still found guilty of crimes often? Why or why not? Does it depend on the particular town or country where the crime is committed, for instance? Use examples to support your opinions.

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

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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