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. The people exceed Europe in what area?

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

3. How does Gulliver feel about the way the king views Gulliver's country?

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

5. This island has magicians and sorcerers on it and the main power on the island is that of a family of magicians who use what as servants?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Gulliver's encounter with the pirates.

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

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. Why is the king's cousin, who befriends Gulliver, considered an outcast and do you think that it is fair? Why or why not?

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

6. 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?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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