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schism During the course of these troubles, the emperors of Blefusca did frequently expostulate by their ambassadors, accusing us of making a schism in religion, by offending against a fundamental doctrine of our great prophet Lustrog, in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Blundecral (which is their Alcoran). A: improvement B: reform C: division D: persecution

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schism During the course of these troubles, the emperors of Blefusca did frequently expostulate by their ambassadors, accusing us of making a schism in religion, by offending against a fundamental doctrine of our great prophet Lustrog, in the fifty-fourth chapter of the Blundecral (which is their Alcoran). A: improvement B: reform C: division D: persecution

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C: division

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scourge And thus he continued on, while my colour came and went several times, with indignation, to hear our noble country, the mistress of arts and arms, the scourge of France, the arbitress of Europe, the seat of virtue, piety, honour, and truth, the pride and envy of the world, so contemptuously treated. A: a peacemaker B: a leader C: an ally D: a country that causes great trouble or suffering.

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D: a country that causes great trouble or suffering.

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Lilliputians TheLilliputians, I think, are hardly worth the charge of a fleet and army to reduce them; and I question whether it might be prudent or safe to attempt theBrobdingnagians. A: people twelve feet high B: talking horses C: rude savages D: people six inches high

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D: people six inches high

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The poem An Essay on Man shows what common literary technique? A: personification B: allegory C: parallel construction D: Biblical references

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C: parallel construction

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This statement about man from an Essay on Man-- The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!-- shows what literary technique? A: personification B: paradox C: Biblical allusion D: direct address

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B: paradox

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gentry They have the custom, in each empire, to send their young nobility and richer gentry to the other, in order to polish themselves by seeing the world. A: lower class B: people of good social position C: aristocracy D: students

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B: people of good social position

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These lines from An Essay on Man show what literary reference? With too much knowledge for the sceptic side, With too much weakness for the stoic's pride, A: beliefs of prophets B: proofs of scientists C: events from the poet's life D: ideas of philosophers

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D: ideas of philosophers

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In the conversion of Gulliver with the King of Brobdingnag, the author Jonathan Swift is expressing what hopes for mankind? A: abolition of war and armies B: greater and more lethal armies to discourage invaders of England C: a kind of united nations to regulate war D: the unity of all nations under England's lead

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A: abolition of war and armies

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The Lilliputians are fighting the Blefuscudians over what issue? A: whose king is better B: whose navy is stronger C: on which side to break an egg D: who has the most beautiful women

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C: on which side to break an egg

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habituate He observed, "that among the diversions of our nobility and gentry, I had mentioned gaming: he desired to know at what age this entertainment was usually taken up, and when it was laid down; how much of their time it employed; whether it ever went so high as to affect their fortunes; whether mean, vicious people, by their dexterity in that art, might not arrive at great riches, and sometimes keep our very nobles in dependence, as well as habituate them to vile companions, wholly take them from the improvement of their minds, and force them, by the losses they received, to learn and practise that infamous dexterity upon others?" A: condemn B: force C: make accustomed to something D: free from past habits

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C: make accustomed to something

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conjectured The declivity was so small, that I walked near a mile before I got to the shore, which I conjectured was about eight 'clock in the evening. A: guessed B: proved C: questioned D: analyzed

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A: guessed

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Upon the 9th day of May, 1711, one James Welch came down to my cabin, and said, "he had orders from the captain to set me ashore." I expostulated with him, but in vain; neither would he so much as tell me who their new captain was. A: pronounce judgment B: prove beyond a doubt C: express strong disapproval or disagreement. D: questioned

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C: express strong disapproval or disagreement.

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be privy to As for himself, he protested, that although few things delighted him so much as new discoveries in art or in nature, yet he would rather lose half his kingdom, than be privy to such a secret; which he commanded me, as I valued any life, never to mention any more." A: be kept from a secret B: make secret C: expose a secret to everyone D: let in on a secret

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D: let in on a secret

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What does the physical difference between the Lilliputians and the Brobdingnagians represent? A: weakness and strength B: small-mindedness and large-mindedness C: Protestant and Catholic D: violence and peacefulness

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B: small-mindedness and large-mindedness

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dashing out That we often put this powder into large hollow balls of iron, and discharged them by an engine into some city we were besieging, which would rip up the pavements, tear the houses to pieces, burst and throw splinters on every side, dashing out the brains of all who came near. A: running fast B: smashing C: protecting D: shocking

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B: smashing

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How does Gulliver's Travels portray England? A: the story shows England as an advanced and worthy civilization B: the story shows England in a bad light C: the story shows England as a model for other European nations D: the story shows England as a rational beacon of progress

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B: the story shows England in a bad light

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horrified Why is the King of Brobdingnag horrified at Gulliver's description of his home country? A: Gulliver describes the Church of England to the King B: Gulliver criticizes this own King C: Gulliver described the poverty in England D: Gulliver describes arms, armor, explosives, and warfare to the kKng

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D: Gulliver describes arms, armor, explosives, and warfare to the kKng

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What is ironic about Gulliver's using spectacles to protect his eyes against the arrows fired by the army of Blefescu? A: glasses are usually used for civilian purposes such as reading B: glasses can burn holes in objects by concentrating the light of the sun C: glasses show Gulliver to be an intelligent man D: glasses represent an advance in civilization

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A: glasses are usually used for civilian purposes such as reading

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expedient My greatest apprehension was for mine eyes, which I should have infallibly lost, if I had not suddenly thought of an expedient. I kept, among other little necessaries, a pair of spectacles in a private pocket, which, as I observed before, had escaped the emperor's searchers. These I took out and fastened as strongly as I could upon my nose, and thus armed, went on boldly with my work. A: difficult solution to a problem B: expensive way of protecting oneself C: impractical means of self-protection D: a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient

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D: a means of attaining an end, especially one that is convenient

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This excerpt form An Essay on Man asks the reader to focus on what? A: self-knowledge B: God C: science D: history

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A: self-knowledge

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odious I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth." A: extremely unleasant B: dignified C: aggressive D: nimble

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A: extremely unleasant

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The excerpt from an Essay on Man shows what poetic form? A: rhyming couplets B: Italian sonnet C: Spenserian sonnet D: free verse

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A: rhyming couplets

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encomiums This great prince received me at my landing with all possible encomiums, and created me anardacupon the spot, which is the highest title of honour among them. A: offensive piece of writing B: flattering, but untrue, praise C: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly D: practical joke

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C: a speech or piece of writing that praises someone or something highly

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satire Gulliver's Travels qualifies as a satire, which shows what aspect of literature? A: program for political reform B: mockery of human failings C: lamentations D: delicate criticism

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B: mockery of human failings

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gaming What is Swift's atittude toward gambling in this passage? He observed, "that among the diversions of our nobility and gentry, I had mentioned gaming: he desired to know at what age this entertainment was usually taken up, and when it was laid down; how much of their time it employed; whether it ever went so high as to affect their fortunes; whether mean, vicious people, by their dexterity in that art, might not arrive at great riches, and sometimes keep our very nobles in dependence, as well as habituate them to vile companions, wholly take them from the improvement of their minds, and force them, by the losses they received, to learn and practise that infamous dexterity upon others?" A: he sees it as dragging people down and involving others in their bad habits B: he sees it as entertaining C: he sees it as a way for people to improve their fortunes D: he sees them as a way to improve their minds with calculations

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A: he sees it as dragging people down and involving others in their bad habits

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