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A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal

by Jonathan Swift

A Modest Proposal: Themes (For the Most Part) 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. The narrator addresses the many people who are concerned about the aged and sick. Which theme does this represent?


Greed
Inertia
Politics
Cooking 101
Q. In the final paragraph, the narrator insists he is a man of __________?


Politics
Constant Sorrow
Morals
Suffering
Q. What motivates the landlords?


Greed
Hunger
Kindness
Hope
Q. Whom does the narrator address?


Aspiring chefs
The poor and miserable
Religious authorities
The rich and powerful
Q. The narrator isn't terribly preoccupied with what?


Politics
Hunger
Suffering
Greed
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