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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Cunégonde's arms look like?
2. What does Pococurante serve Candide and Martin to drink?
3. What do Pangloss, Martin, and Candide learn from an old man?
4. What is unusual about the roads Candide and Cacambo find as they climb into the mountains in Chapter 17?
5. How long do Candide and Cacambo stay in Eldorado?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In the end of the novel, Candide exalts physical labor and hard work as the solution to the endless cycle of human suffering. Compare and contrast the life that Candide advocates with the life led by Pangloss, Martin, Pococurante and other characters. What are the benefits to Candide's life at the end of the novel that he didn't have before?
Essay Topic 2
Candide selects Martin as a traveling companion because he is well educated and because he has shared the experience of suffering. How do Candide and Martin respond different to suffering? Is this significant? Which character has a better grasp on reality? Which character has a better reaction to suffering? Why did you select this character?
Essay Topic 3
In the novel, several religious figures are introduced. How do these religious figures contribute to the plot of the novel? Do these religious characters think of themselves as morally superior? How true or untrue are their assessments of their own morality? How do religion and religious figures contribute to the meaning of the novel as a whole?
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