A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

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A Modest Proposal Overview Quiz

Jonathan Swift's 1729 satirical essay offers a thought-provoking method to solving poverty and overpopulation. Test your knowledge of this well-known satire with eNotes' "A Modest Proposal" Overview Quiz.

  • Question 1

    What does Swift propose as the remedy to this hunger crisis?

  • Question 2

    On what grounds does the author claim he has an unbiased opinion about his proposal?

  • Question 3

    What does Swift blame for the overpopulation problem?

  • Question 4

    What country is in need of a radical solution to solve its poverty woes?

  • Question 5

    Why are teenagers not a part of this proposal?

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