Gulliver's Travels Part III, Chapters 10-11: Questions and Answers

Jonathan Swift

Part III, Chapters 10-11: Questions and Answers

Study Questions
1. Who are the Struldbruggs?

2. What misconception does Gulliver have about them?

3. Why does Gulliver, under a misconception, think of the Struldbruggs?

4. What are the Struldbruggs really like?

5. What is the attitude of other people toward them?

6. What is one of the reasons for this attitude?

7. How does Gulliver get to Japan?

8. To whom is Gulliver taken in Japan?

9. What does Gulliver ask not to have to do?

10. How does Gulliver get back to England?

Answers
1. The Struldbruggs are people in Luggnag who have eternal life but not eternal youth.

2. Gulliver does not realize that the Struldbruggs lack eternal youth.

3. Gulliver thinks that the Struldbruggs are able to use their wisdom and experience to enlighten younger generations.

4. The Struldbruggs, lacking eternal youth, are unable to do much or remember anything.

5. Other people hate and despise the Struldbruggs.

6. The Struldbruggs are hated and despised partly because they have to be supported at public expense.

7. Gulliver goes to Japan by sea after receiving a letter of recom¬mendation from the King of Luggnag to the Emperor of Japan.

8. In Japan, Gulliver is taken to the Emperor.

9. In Japan, Gulliver asks not to have to trample on the crucifix. The Dutch traders, the only Europeans normally allowed in Japan, are required to do so.

10. Gulliver goes by sea to the Netherlands, on a Dutch vessel sailing from Japan. Then he sails from Amsterdam to England.