Candide Overview Quiz

Candide Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

In the eighteenth century, optimism about the future and the potential of all questions to be answered was the rage, but Voltaire was not buying it. Through wit and humor, Voltaire challenged the assumptions of his day. Be sure you understand what messages the author tried to convey in this satirical work by taking the eNotes quiz over Voltaire's Candide.

  • Question 1

    How does Jacques die?

  • Question 2

    Whom does Candide find in Don Issachar's home?

  • Question 3

    Why is Candide expelled from Westphalia?

  • Question 4

    Why is Pangloss's face disfigured?

  • Question 5

    What are Candide's closing words to Pangloss, Cunégonde, Paquette, and Giroflée?

  • Question 6

    What news of Cunégonde does Pangloss give Candide?

  • Question 7

    For what reason does Candide receive two thousand lashes?

  • Question 8

    What do Lisbon authorities do to try to prevent another earthquake?

  • Question 9

    How does Pangloss almost die for the second time?

  • Question 10

    What do the two men who "rescue" Candide force him to do?

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