Candide Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does it take Candide's wounds to heal?

2. Who heals the women after the Russians attack the Janissaries?

3. How much money does Jacques give Candide?

4. What does Pangloss call the castle of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh?

5. As Captain, who is assigned to be Candide's assistant?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the commandant look like?

2. Why does Candide decide to go to Holland?

3. Describe what happens to the men who were arrested for burning in Chapter 6.

4. Why do the learned men tell Pococurante you should always have Homer in your library?

5. What is Cacambo's master's story?

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

7. 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?

8. Identify the family of Baron Thunder-ten-tronckh.

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

10. Describe Candide's reaction to reuniting with Cunégonde and their subsequent interaction in Chapter 7.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on class distinctions in your culture versus the class distinctions in CANDIDE. Are there any similarities? What are the differences? What was the author saying about class differences in CANDIDE?

Essay Topic 2

Candide's adventures mirror the Biblical events from the Garden of Eden. Describe the three "paradises" he experiences (Westphalia, Eldorado and his farm). Compare and contrast his experiences at each of these places and the reasons for leaving the first two. How has Candide rediscovered a paradise? How is different form the ones he has lost?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on Manichaeanism. Martin insists that he is a Manichaeanist. In your essay discuss the idea that the mind is good and the body is evil. You will need to do some research into Manes, the philosopher in Persia who established this school of thought.

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