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. Why was the man executed in England?

2. What is Brother Giroflée tempted to run off and do?

3. Where is the house of the Prince of Transylvania?

4. When are foreigners given a good reception in Venice, according to Martin?

5. Whose execution do Candide and Martin witness in England?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the role of religion in CANDIDE. Was it a theme or a motif? What were the different character's takes on religion? How did religion affect the plot?

Essay Topic 2

The responsibility of free will is a recurring theme in the novel. Using examples from the text, explain the arguments that characters have over the nature of free will. Do the characters seem to make decisions on their own or due to forces outside of their control?

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the novel, Candide keeps his head up by thinking about his life together with Cunégonde. Write an essay describing the quest for Cunégonde. Does Candide ever doubt that he will be with her? Why or why not? How does Cunégonde serve as a motivating factor? Do you think Cunégonde herself is a motivator or that it is the idea of Cunégonde that motivates Candide? Are these the same or different? What does Cunégonde represent?

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