Reading Comprehension Quiz
play Adam, Eve, the Snake, and God in Voltaire's
retelling of the Fall of Man?
is Westphalia? Describe it. (Why does Voltaire set his Eden there, of
Why did Candide's mother
reject marriage with his father?
How does Voltaire skewer the social pretensions of
aristocrats like Baron Von Thunder-tronck?
precisely, is wrong with these ideas: noses were made for
spectacles, legs were made for breeches, and pigs were made to be
How does Professor Pangloss justify
seducing and deflowering the maid?
How does Candide get thrown out of the Baron's castle (ie Paradise)?
Why do the Bulgar
recruiting officers think that Candide will make a great soldier?
How is Candide turned into a soldier?
How is Candide punished when he
decides to exercise free will and walk out of the Bulgar camp and just
What happens the day after the Bulgars
massacre every man, woman, and child in the Abare town?
What is an Anabaptist?
What is a featherless biped possessing a soul?