This test contains 60 multiple choice/matching questions, plus an essay designed to assess students' understanding of Swift's satirical masterpiece. The questions, while comprehensively covering the novel, are designed to accompany the analysis questions I've written for the novel and also made available for purchase.
While the materials were designed with an Honors class in mind, they can certainly be used in an AP classroom as well.
A free sample of the first set of questions is available for preview.
These questions are all designed to assist students in getting the most out of reading Gulliver’s Travels. While I designed all these materials to be used initially with my Honors English IV class, I also kept the rigor high enough that they could be used with an AP Literature class as well. These materials place a special emphasis on higher order thinking, with the specifically designed into to getting students to extract the most they can from a single, close reading of the novel.
I have been teaching for 16 years, including several years teaching English Honors IV, as well as creating my own very successful Advanced Placement Literature program from scratch nine years ago. I have a Masters in Creative Writing, and thought I would make some of my materials available for purchase.
If you end up using the materials, let me know how things go for you. My name is Adam Horowitz, and I'm a sixteen year educator. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These questions were written for the McDougall Littel hardcover version of Gulliver’s Travels. They could easily be adaptable to other versions, however, the accompanying page numbers would need some altering.
These questions are also designed to be used in conjunction with a Gulliver’s Travels test (which will also soon be available for purchase). The test includes 50 multiple choice questions and one essay, all derived from these analysis questions.
If you’re tired of students simply SparkNoting through literature, consider giving my materials a try.
Gulliver's Travels Test
by Adam Horowitz
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License