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Quiz Examples in A Modest Proposal:

A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift

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"I have too long digressed, and therefore shall return to my subject...."   (A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift)

What is the point of Swift’s digression?

"But I am not in the least pain upon that matter, because it is very well known..."   (A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift)

Why does Swift project such a cold and unfeeling attitude towards others?

"This would be a great inducement to marriage..."   (A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift)

Why does Swift believe that the poor need a financial incentive to marry?

"it would greatly lessen the number..."   (A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift)

Why has Swift reiterated that reducing the number of papists (Catholics) would be beneficial?

"my American acquaintance..."   (A Modest Proposal by Dr. Jonathan Swift)

Why has Swift again referred his American acquaintance as an authority figure?

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