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Voltaire's "Candide" Part III
"This is the third in my series of "Candide" quizzes, as evidenced by the title. This quiz will cover the end of chapter 15-23."
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The happy reunion between Candide and Cunégonde's brother is fatally cut short - the Jesuit Baron is killed by Candide after slapping him across the face with his sword. Why did the Baron attack Candide, and thus seal his own fate?
Candide tells him that he does not believe in God.
He finds out Candide is planning to marry Cunégonde.
He is planning to give Candide to the authorities.
He is ill with fever, which causes him to lash out in his delirium.
Candide, feeling very guilty about murdering the Baron, refuses to eat and is always gloomy. An opportunity arises for him to atone for this misdeed. What does he do?
He breaks an innocent man out of prison.
He gives food to the poor.
He shoots two monkeys.
He catches a jaguar that has been terrifying a local village.
The fact that Candide is a murderer saves his life.
Which legendary city do Candide and Cacambo reach?
(One or Two Words, Lost City of Gold)
The men have 102 sheep when they leave the legendary city, but after one hundred days they have only two left, due to fatigue, swamps, famine in the desert, and falls. Candide still tries to retain his optimism, but what does he come across that causes him to renounce it?
A child being raped by two soldiers
A black slave with a hand and a leg cut off
The slaughter of a village by greedy tax collectors
A group of dogs being tortured for entertainment purposes
No one will take them back to Buenos Aires once they find out who Candide is, and what his plan is. Cunégonde is now the Governor's favorite mistress. Candide is distraught, but works out a plan. He will send Cacambo to Buenos Aires to rescue Cunégonde, and will meet him in Europe. In which city in Europe does he plan this reunion?
Prague, Czech Republic
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
After losing most of his wealth by being duped by a Dutch shipmaster, Candide pays a modest fee to board another ship going to Bordeaux, France, and offers that he will pay for someone else to accompany him. What is the requisite for the person he will choose?
They must not be Dutch, as Candide no longer trusts the Dutch.
They must be the happiest person in the province, as Candide decided he could not associate with unfortunate people any longer.
They must be the unhappiest person in the province.
They must be male, as a female would remind Candide too much of Cunégonde.
Candide is surprised when Martin tells him of his religious beliefs, exclaiming that he had believed that there is no one left with such beliefs. What is Martin's religion?
Candide has never been interested to see France, but after he finds out that everyone he meets is going to Paris, he too becomes eager to see Paris. However, something unfortunate happens to him as soon as he enters the city! What happens, which gets him in trouble with the authorities?
He is accused of rape.
He is framed for the theft of a wealthy woman's jewels.
He beats a man who tries to rob him.
He becomes seriously ill.
Candide is seduced by a marquise, after which is he is distraught that he has been unfaithful to Cunégonde. The abbé who has been his Paris guide listens intently as Candide tells him how he will beg for her forgiveness when they reunite. The next day he receives a letter from Cunégonde, saying that she is in Bordeaux, but is dreadfully ill, and wants Candide to visit her. Is the letter really from Cunégonde, and its details correct?
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Compiled May 24 13