Gulliver's Travels Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Gulliver hopes to sail where from the island?

2. Gulliver also likes the idea of taking political foes and exchanging half of each other's what?

3. Gulliver is sent someone to help him with what?

4. The lord wants Gulliver to see the what that are built?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Gulliver and the king of giants have a long discussion about the government of England at the time. Swift makes it clear, through this discussion, that he has much distaste for the way things are run.

Part 1: Do you feel that modern governments have improved at all since Gulliver's times? Why or why not?

Part 2: If you were the ruler of a country, what sort of system of government would you want and why? Would you want a government like the one run by the giants? Why or why not?

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

Describe the reasons why the Liliputians and Blefuscians do not get along. How did the two groups become separated? Also, are there disagreements between groups of people over similar topics in the modern era? If you don't believe so, explain why. If you do believe so, list some examples and explain whether you agree or disagree with them.

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