In this worksheet, students will respond to comprehension and content questions about Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal." This 18th century essay is a great example of satire. There are numerous places to get the text online if you need to access a copy ( http://art-bin.com/art/omodest.html is one). These questions include problem/solution chart, reflections on Swift's intended message and how he gets it across, its effectiveness, and how the essay might be reinterpreted in modern times. This assignment can be given as individual homework or it can be used as a small group activity to complete in class.