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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 does the old woman say her parents were?
(a) Archduke Ferdinand and his scullery maid.
(b) Pope Urban X and the Princess of Palestrina.
(c) Baron Rothschild and the Princess of Monrovia.
(d) Tsar Nicholas I and an English duchess.

2. What happens to the Anabaptist in Chapter 5?
(a) He dies of the plague.
(b) He drowns.
(c) His throat is cut.
(d) He is sold as a slave.

3. Where does Pangloss say his disease is making the most "progress"?
(a) Among the clergy.
(b) In the armies.
(c) Among the Dutch.
(d) Among the French.

4. Who does the beggar tell Candide he is?
(a) Pangloss.
(b) A prince.
(c) The Baron.
(d) A Bulgarian.

5. Who noticed Cunegonde at church?
(a) The parish priest.
(b) The mayor.
(c) The Grand Inquisitor.
(d) The altar boys.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 2, after running away, Candide is caught and given what choice?

2. While working for the Boyar in Russia, what job does the Princess do?

3. What does the Governor have a "furious lust" for?

4. Where do Candide, Cunegonde, and the old woman land in Chapter 13?

5. Where does Candide travel with Cunégonde, the old woman, and two servants?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the old Turk's life like?

2. What event happens during Martin and Candide's discussion of the subject of moral and physical evil? How does Candide use this to his advantage?

3. How do Candide and Cacambo manage to avoid being eaten by the Oreillons in Chapter 16?

4. In Chapter 18, where do Candide and Cacambo go first to learn about Eldorado?

5. Who is the Commandant and what news does Candide bring him?

6. How do Candide, Martin, and Pangloss learn about true happiness?

7. What surprise awaits Candide in Paraguay?

8. Explain why Candide is made a captain of the infantry in Cadiz.

9. What happens when the Bulgarians catch Candide going for a walk?

10. What philosophical background does Martin claim and how does he describe this perspective?

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