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Maria Cabrera Prof. deJong-Lambert History of the Modern World HIS 10 937E Questions for Voltaire Essays 1. In the essay “On Commerce” Voltaire compares the British and the French. Who does he think is superior and why? Please provide two quotes to explain your answer. 2. In the essay “On Toleration” Voltaire is describing a specific kind of tolerance. Tolerance of what? 3. Based upon the essay, what do you think is Voltaire’s opinion of religion? 4. These essays were both published well before the French Revolution. What about their content predicts what would happen in 1789?

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