Candide Overview Quiz

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.

  1. Whom does Candide find in Don Issachar's home?

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  2. Why is Pangloss's face disfigured?

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  3. How does Pangloss almost die for the second time?

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  4. How does Jacques die?

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  5. For what reason does Candide receive two thousand lashes?

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

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

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

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  9. What news of Cunégonde does Pangloss give Candide?

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  10. Why is Candide expelled from Westphalia?

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