Short Essay Answer Key
1. Why is Candide given his name?
Candide is given his name because he is of sound judgment and has a simplicity of mind.
2. Why is it apparent that the Baron is one of the most powerful lords in the area?
The Baron is thought to be one of the most powerful lords because his castle has a door and some windows, and he even has a tapestry in his hall.
3. Why does Candide say he doesn't love the King and cannot drink to his health?
Candide says he doesn't love the King because he doesn't know him and has never seen him.
4. After Candide is captured for "running away," what options is he given?
After Candide is captured because he is thought to have run away, he is given the option of being beaten 36 times by the entire regiment or have...
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