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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. What does Pantagruel's father compose for Pantagruel's mother after his birth?
(a) A poem.
(b) An epitaph.
(c) A note of appreciation.
(d) A symphony.

2. What English scholar comes to visit Pantagruel in Pantagruel: Chapter Thirteen?
(a) Thaumaste.
(b) Prince Charles.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Panurge.

3. What is the name of Pantagruel's mother?
(a) Abbaye.
(b) Gargantua.
(c) Badebec.
(d) Cepola.

4. Gargantua: Introduction informs that this is the first known edition of "Gargantua" and was written early in what year?
(a) 1535.
(b) 1503.
(c) 1515.
(d) 1512.

5. Where is Pantagruel sent to study in Pantagruel: Chapter 5?
(a) Orleans.
(b) Bourges.
(c) Poitiers.
(d) Paris.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Panurge talk of having escaped because they wanted to roast him alive in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?

2. What is the name of the satirical poem in Gargantua: Chapter Two?

3. How many generations of Pantagruel's genealogy are described in Pantagruel: Chapter One?

4. What does the name Pantagruel mean?

5. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?

(see the answer key)

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