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. What happens to children with the birthmark?

2. The king threatens Gulliver with the loss of his life if Gulliver tells anyone else about what?

3. Gulliver is held prisoner until he can get orders for passage from the court and he is called before the what?

4. Gulliver is dismayed to see that even if they were alive again, many of these people would be what?

5. What does Gulliver make out of the beard stubble of the king?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. 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?

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

5. Describe the ship captain's attitude toward Gulliver, after hearing his incredible story. How does Gulliver react to the captain's attitude?

6. How does the king of the floating island rule the people on the island below?

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

8. What happens to Gulliver in Glubbdubdribb?

9. Explain how Gulliver tries to prove to the king that the people of England are smart.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gulliver is given many conditions that he must agree to in order to roam freely in the Liliputian land.

Part 1: Describe in detail all of the conditions set by the Liliputians for Gulliver's release.

Part 2: Explain the motivations behind each of the conditions, in detail. Why do the Liliputians want Gulliver to adhere to each condition?

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

Gulliver's Travels is full of interesting things to think about and life lessons. Choose three things that you learned from the book that made you stop to think. Explain in detail why you were intrigued by those things and whether or not they ultimately changed your point of view.

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