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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Gargantua: Introduction, To Readers, Prologue of the Author and Chapters 1-17 (p. 195-261).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what king does Pantagruel send the prisoner in Pantagruel: Chapter Eighteen?
(a) King Anarch.
(b) King Bodum.
(c) King Blaine.
(d) King Fasil.

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

3. What does Gargantua's mother eat a lot of during her pregnancy in Gargantua: Chapter Four?
(a) Cheese.
(b) Tripe.
(c) Croissants.
(d) Hog jowels.

4. How many novels are contained in the collection "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) Eight.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many men in copper spheres are sent into Pantagruel's stomach to dislodge a mountain of ordure in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-three?

2. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?

3. What English scholar comes to visit Pantagruel in Pantagruel: Chapter Thirteen?

4. What does the name Pantagruel mean?

5. Of whom is it written, "if ever there was such a one in Paris, a felon, a cheat, a tippler, a loafer, a scrounger, but that apart, the nicest young lad in the world"?

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