Candide Test | Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many sheep are left one hundred days after Candide and Cacambo leave Eldorado?

2. How much is the diamond worth that Candide pawns?

3. What is the fate of the Baron, Cunégonde's brother?

4. Who comes to the farm with Paquette?

5. What happens when Candide first arrives in Paris?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Often in novels, authors use one or more of the characters to argue their own viewpoints. What character or set of characters do you think that Voltaire uses to communicate his own viewpoints? Is there a specific character that can be defined as Voltaire?

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay about obsession. In CANDIDE, the title character is obsessed with Cunegonde and spends his life in pursuit of her only to find her aging and ugly when he finally gets her. In your essay, discuss how obsession can lead people to go after something they cannot achieve or, having achieved it, they do not really want.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, many characters are reintroduced even after their death is witnessed or described. Write an essay explaining how the false deaths of these characters affect the plot as a whole. Consider which characters were thought to have died. Is the choice of these characters significant? What role do these characters play in their appearances before and after their false deaths?

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