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    Gulliver's Travels Part 2 CH 5-8 QUIZ ?'S

    Post  Admin on Mon May 23, 2011 1:13 am

    Study Questions CH 5-6

    1. What do the Maids of Honor do in front of Gulliver and why?
    2. How does their action affect him?
    3. How does Gulliver escape from a monkey?
    4. What is the King’s reaction to Gulliver’s escape?
    5. How does Gulliver react to the King’s reaction?
    6. What does Gulliver do after watching the King of Brobdingnag shave?
    7. How does Gulliver try to perform musically in Brobdingnag?
    8. What does the King of Brobdingnag think of Gulliver’s description of England?
    9. Why does he hold this attitude?
    10. What is the King’s attitude to religious freedom?

    Answers CH 5-6

    1. The Maids of Honor undress before Gulliver, not being ashamed any more than if he were a small animal.
    2. Gulliver finds the magnified physical imperfections of the Maids disgusting.
    3. Men with ladders are sent to the roof of a building to rescue Gulliver from the monkey.
    4. The King thinks Gulliver’s narrow escape from death at the hands of the monkey is amusing.
    5. Gulliver feels, when the King is amused at Gulliver’s account of his narrow escape, like an awkward social climber.
    6. After watching the King shave, Gulliver uses some bristles of the King’s hair and some wood splinters and makes a comb.
    7. Gulliver tries to play a sixty-foot-long spinet (piano-like instrument).
    8. The King of Brobdingnag, after hearing Gulliver’s description of England, thinks, despite Gulliver’s patriotism, that the English are the “most pernicious race of odious little vermin that Nature ever suffered (allowed) to crawl upon the surface of the earth.”
    9. The King holds a very negative opinion of the English because of their political and moral corruption.
    10. The King thinks that people should hold harmful religious views in private only, not in public.

    Study Questions CH 7-8

    1. Why does Gulliver tell the King of Brobdingnag about gunpowder?
    2. What is the King’s reaction to what Gulliver tells him about gunpowder and firearms?
    3. What does Gulliver think of the King of Brobdingnag’s ideas about government?
    4. What are the Brobdingnagian books like according to Gulliver?
    5. What is the Brobdingnagian army like according to him?
    6. Why do they have an army, since there are no external enemies?
    7. Why is Gulliver unhappy at the beginning of Chapter Eight?
    8. Where is Gulliver when he is about to leave Brobdingnag?
    9. How does he leave Brobdingnag?
    10. How does he return to England?

    Answers CH 7-8

    1. Gulliver is trying to help the King of Brobdingnag to defend his kingdom by telling him about gunpowder and firearms.
    2. The King is shocked that brutally destructive weapons such as firearms exist.
    3. Gulliver thinks that the King of Brobdingnag’s idealistic ideas about government are narrow, meaning naive.
    4. Brobdingnagian books, according to Gulliver, are gigantic, direct, practical and not theoretical.
    5. Gulliver tells the reader that the Brobdingnagian army is a militia, in which the commanders are local landowners.
    6. The Brobdingnagians have an army, despite the lack of external enemies, to prevent civil strife.
    7. At the beginning of Chapter Eight, Gulliver is unhappy because he is afraid that he will spend the rest of his life being treated like a poor animal by the Brobdingnagians.
    8. When he is about to leave Brobdingnag, Gulliver is at the seashore.
    9. Gulliver is picked up in his box by an eagle and dropped in the sea.
    10. Gulliver is picked up by an English ship in which he is taken back to England.

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