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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal: Symbols Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around A Modest Proposal? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What do the landlords devour (besides children)?


Fish
Resources and money
Barreled beef
The Pretender
Q. Who would be "constant customers for infants' flesh"?


Beggars
Cottagers
Rich Irish families
The royal family
Q. Who are grouped in with the sheep, cattle, and swine?


Deer
Politicians
Americans
Poor children
Q. The politicians symbolize whom?


Swift's readership
Physicians
Irish patriots
Stingy landowners
Q. The narrator symbolizes whom?


Papists
Farmhands
Wealthy Protestants
Peasant children
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