A Modest Proposal (Quiz)

  1. What reward does the speaker expect once his countrymen learn of his brilliant plan?  
  2. From whom does the speaker get his brilliant idea?
  3. What ratio of men to women would the speaker keep alive?
  4. What would be the profit margin for each carcass of a good fat child?
  5. How could the profits be maximized?
  6. What could be done with excess teenagers?
  7. What does the speaker propose should be done with "the old, aged, sick and maimed, the starving and unemployed"?
  8. How would his proposal improve family values?
  9. What political benefits would his plan achieve?
  10. What is the only alternative to the plan? (What does Swift actually propose should be done?)