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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal


by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal: Quotes (What Was Said) Quiz

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Q. Who is described here? "A very worthy person, a true lover of his country, and whose virtues I highly esteem, was lately pleased, in discoursing on this matter, to offer a refinement upon my scheme."

The knowing American
Jonathan Swift
The famous Psalmanazar
A well-fed Irishman
Q. Which group will pay a steep price to eat kids, since "they have already devoured most of the parents"?

Q. Which country is described here? "For this kind of commodity will not bear exportation, the flesh being of too tender a consistence to admit a long continuance in salt, although perhaps I could name a country which would be glad to eat up our whole nation without it."

Q. The narrator estimates that there are about "one hundred and twenty thousand" of which group?

Edible children
Poor parents
Q. Who is described here? "I desire those […] who dislike my overture, and may perhaps be so bold to attempt an answer, that they will first ask the parents of these mortals whether they would not at this day think it a great happiness to have been sold for food at a year old in the manner I prescribe."

Iron chefs