Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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.
After leaving the Bulgarian military, Candide sees cities that were attacked by both Bulgaria and Abaria. How are the scenes from these attacks similar? How are they different? What meaning do you think the similarities or differences between these two scenes have? What point does the author seem to be trying to communicate about humanity?
Throughout the novel, Candide falls victim to many acts of trickery. How do these experiences affect Candide? Does he realize that he is being tricked? What does the ability to trick Candide show about his character? Do you think Candide's character is equipped to function in the world? Why or why not?
Write an essay on learning to understand other cultures. What different cultures appear in Candide? Does he make an attempt to understand them better? Why should someone make the effort to understand a culture different than their own? What are the benefits and drawbacks?
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