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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why do Candide and Cacambo decide not to stay in that area where they narrowly escaped being cooked and eaten?
(a) There are no inns for them to stay in.
(b) Another group of Oreillons could choose to cook and eat them.
(c) Cunegonde might come there and fall in love with a monkey.
(d) The Jesuits are on their way there looking for them.

2. Why does Candide think it was lucky he killed the Baron?
(a) Otherwise he would have had to leave South America.
(b) Otherwise he would have had to become the tribal king.
(c) Otherwise he would have had to marry Cunégonde.
(d) Otherwise he would have been eaten.

3. What does Martin say should be done with the Baron?
(a) He should go back to Westphalia.
(b) He should be made a king.
(c) He should be arrested.
(d) He should be thrown into the sea.

4. Who do the two slaves on the ship to Contantinople turn out to be?
(a) Dr. Pangloss and Cunegonde's brother.
(b) Soldiers from the Bulgarian army.
(c) Servants who escaped from Westphalia.
(d) Students of Dr. Pangloss in Westphalia.

5. What does Martin claim to be?
(a) An Aristotlean.
(b) A Muslim.
(c) An Epicurean.
(d) A Manichean.

6. Why does Candide initially think Senator Pococurante is a happy man before Martin persuades him otherwise?
(a) The Senator appears to gain pleasure in critiquing and criticizing art.
(b) The Senator is pleasant throughout their visit.
(c) The Senator has art, music, and women.
(d) The Senator is jovial and pours large glasses of wine.

7. What is the one thing that Candide tells Martin is better than Eldorado?
(a) French wine.
(b) Westphalia.
(c) Cunégonde.
(d) Gold.

8. What is the response to Candide's question about religion in the country with gold streets?
(a) The old man says their religion is animism.
(b) The old man says they worship a golden calf.
(c) The old man answers there are no religions in his country.
(d) The old man says each person has his own rleigion.

9. What does Candide give the French lady for taking him to bed?
(a) Several diamonds and rubies.
(b) A small bag of gold dust.
(c) the diamond ring that is on his finger.
(d) All of his jewels.

10. Candide and his new traveling companion, Martin, leave on a ship bound for where in Chapter 20?
(a) Bordeaux.
(b) Venice.
(c) Paris.
(d) Lisbon.

11. Which of the following characteristics describes Senator Pococurante?
(a) Critical.
(b) Pleasant.
(c) Cruel.
(d) Kind.

12. What does Candide do to pass the time while he convalesces?
(a) He reads books.
(b) He gambles.
(c) He writes letters to Cunégonde.
(d) He goes to church.

13. Where is the Baron imprisoned after his recovery?
(a) Buenos Aires.
(b) Cayenne.
(c) Canada.
(d) Lisbon.

14. How is it proven that Candide is not a Jesuit?
(a) The captors ask him to repeat a Catholic prayer.
(b) The captors threaten to eat him and see whether Candide prays.
(c) The captors take Candide's robe and ask villagers to whom it belonged.
(d) The captors quiz him on his early childhood.

15. Why are the guests, with whom Candide and Martin have dinner the night after Cacambo accosts them, in Venice?
(a) To get revenge.
(b) To reunite with old friends.
(c) For the wedding of one of their children.
(d) To experience Carnival.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Candide and his traveling partner to Bordeaux finally reach the shore in Chapter 21, what country do they see?

2. Why was the man executed in England?

3. Where is the house of the Prince of Transylvania?

4. On which of the following things does Candide not complement Senator Pococurante?

5. What is it that Martin regards as just a mass of people, each with his own interest?

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