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Answers to the Reading Quiz on "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift

A Multiple-Choice Reading Quiz

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Here are the answers to the Reading Quiz on "A Modest Proposal" by Jonathan Swift.


  1. (C) female beggars accompanied by children

  2. (A) one year

  3. (D) preventing voluntary abortions

  4. (B) lessening the number of papists (i.e., Roman Catholics)

  5. (B) ten shillings

  6. (E) encouraging young children to mind their manners and obey their parents

  7. (A) It will reduce the number of people in the kingdom.

  8. (C) putting children to work at a young age

  9. (C) in England

  10. (A) His youngest child is nine years old, and his wife is beyond child-bearing age.

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