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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pantagruel: Chapters 18-23, Pantagrueline Prognostication for 1533 and Prefaces to Almanacs for 1533 and 1535 (p. 133-194).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?
(a) Earthquakes.
(b) Bubonic plague.
(c) Tsunamis.
(d) A drought.

2. In Pantagruel: Prologue, the author compared the novel to what literary genre?
(a) Medieval fairy tales.
(b) Medieval war tales.
(c) Non-fiction.
(d) Medieval romances.

3. Who does Panurge dress as a crier of green sauce in order to settle him into a trade in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?
(a) King Anarch.
(b) Solomon.
(c) Janotus.
(d) Epistemon.

4. What does Pantagruel send the prisoner with to the king in Pantagruel: Chapter Eighteen?
(a) A special book.
(b) A peace flower.
(c) A concoction.
(d) An olive branch.

5. Whose defeat does Carpalim announce to the city in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?
(a) King Anarch's.
(b) Solomon's.
(c) Epistemon's
(d) Janotus'.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose reputation grows after winning the dispute against the Englishman in Pantagruel: Chapter Fourteen?

2. What does the name Pantagruel mean?

3. Pantagruel refuses the offer given to him in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten because he believes such offices are like what?

4. Where does Pantagruel stroll toward to seek recreation from his studies in Pantagruel: Chapter Eleven?

5. Where is Pantagruel sent to study in Pantagruel: Chapter 5?

(see the answer key)

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