Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis


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In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why does Gulliver go to Lilliput?

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1. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, the Brobdingnagians are primarily characterized by what trait?

2. In Swift's Gulliver's Travels, why is Gulliver exiled by the Houyhnhnms?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Jonathan Swift was a prominent English satirist, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of him. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the life and works of Jonathan Swift.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • London political party that was fond of Swift
  • A Modest Proposal
  • Gulliver's Travels

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access what you've learned about the traits of three distinct groups in Gulliver's Travels
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Jonathan Swift's political affiliation and his significant works

Additional Learning

Our literature lesson, Jonathan Swift and Satire: Examples and Analysis, can help you achieve a greater understanding of this writer. After studying this lesson, you can meet the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life of Jonathan Swift
  • Understand the themes of Swift's work
  • Become familiar with the story of Gulliver's Travels