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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who pays for Pangloss' cure?
(a) The Baron.
(b) Jacques.
(c) Paquette.
(d) Candide.

2. What had happened to a young man in Italy whom the old woman had met?
(a) He had run away at the age of 18.
(b) He had taken care of her until she was six.
(c) He had been castrated to preserve his beautiful voice.
(d) He had been beaten daily.

3. Over what does Cunégonde shed tears?
(a) Her fate.
(b) Candide and his misfortunes.
(c) The murder of her family.
(d) The deaths of Pangloss and Jacques.

4. How many sons does the Emperor Muley Ismael have?
(a) 5.
(b) 20.
(c) 50.
(d) 2.

5. Who does the Commandant of the Jesuit military turn out to be?
(a) Jacques, the Anabaptist.
(b) Dr. Pangloss.
(c) Cunegonde's brother.
(d) The Bulgarian captain.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many generations of nobility does Cunégonde count in her family?

2. How does the old woman describe the location where she was raised?

3. What is the result of Candide and Cunegonde getting caught behind the screen in Chapter 1?

4. What was going on in Africa at the time of the enslavement of the princess in Chapter 12?

5. Whose health do the soldiers make Candide drink to?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the Bulgar captain sell Cunégonde to Don Issachar?

2. What complication arises when a Spanish ship arrives in Buenos Aires?

3. What does the slave say is the price of the sugar eaten in Europe?

4. When Candide and Cacambo are having a meal in the field after Candide murders Cunégonde's brother, what do they witness and how does Candide respond?

5. Describe what happened when the Janissaries were attacked.

6. Why does Candide say he doesn't love the King and cannot drink to his health?

7. What are the fates available to the castrati?

8. What was Pangloss' story of his enslavement?

9. What is the story of the death of James, the Anabaptist?

10. Describe the solution that is developed to prevent future earthquakes and indicate who creates this solution.

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