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Grade 9 – HOLIDAY HOMEWORK – JUNE 2016
 
This Holiday Homework reflects upon reading GULLIVER TRAVELS – PART 1 AND PART 2 written by Jonathan Swift prescribed by the C.B.S.E and has been designed with an objective to create an interest in reading, writing, vocabulary development. Students need to familiarize themselves, with the parts of the long reading text thoroughly before attempting the questions given.
GULLIVER TRAVELS – PART 1 AND PART 2
As you read the novel, keep making notes under these headers for every chapter:
  1. Major characters (Who?)
  2. Minor characters (Who else?)
  3. Location/s (Where?)
  4. Flowchart of events (What next?)
  5. Memorable sentences (Quote!)
  1. Answer the following questions very briefly.
 
  1. Who is the author of the novel Gulliver Travels?
  2. What impression do you form of the country of Lilliput?
  3. What accident happened with Gulliver in the farmer’s house in the land of the giants?
  4. What happened when Gulliver arrived at Lilliput?
  5. What punishment was decided against Gulliver in Lilliput?
  6. How did Gulliver escape the punishment in Lilliput?
  7. What was the cause of enmity between Lilliput and Blefuscu?
  8. What was the cause of enmity between Lilliput and Blefuscu?
  9. Why was the queen’s dwarf hostile to Gulliver?
  10.  Why does Gulliver leave Lilliput?
 
  1. Answer the following questions in about 70 – 80 words.
 
  1. Compare and contrast the Emperor of Lilliput with the King of Brobdingnag.
  2. Write any five promises that were made by Gulliver to become free in the Land of Lilliput.
  3. Why did the King of Brobdingnag refuse Gulliver’s offer of gunpowder?
  4. How did Gulliver help the Lilliputians in the war with Blefuscu?
  5. Why was the farmer glad to sell Gulliver to the queen?
  6. Describe Gulliver’s encounter with the monkey in Brobdingnag.
  7. Write in brief about Gulliver’s encounter with animal’s in Brobdingnag.
  8. Who is Redresal?  How was he instrumental in saving Gulliver’s life?
  9. Why is Gulliver’s first two voyages stories of misfortune rather than adventure?
  10. Describe briefly Gulliver’s escape from the kingdom of Brobdingnag.
 
  1. Choose any five from the following questions and write them in about 100 – 120 words.
 
  1. How did Gulliver land in Lilliput?
  2. Describe Gulliver’s experience in Metropolis.
  3. What charges were levelled against Gulliver by the Lilliputian Countries?
  4. Give a brief character sketch of the Emperor of Blefuscu.
  5. How was Gulliver’s life totally transformed after the queen bought him from the farmer?
  6. Discuss the efforts of Gulliver to please the king and queen of Brobdingnag.
  7. How did Gulliver escape from Brobdingnag and eventually reach his native land?
  8. Give a brief sketch of the king of Brobdingnag.
  9. Describe how despite being punished several times, the queen’s dwarf made Gulliver’s life miserable.
  10.  Do you agree that chance played a great role in helping Gulliver attain his liberty from Brobdingnag? Support your answer.
 
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