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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. Who does Panurge talk of having escaped because they wanted to roast him alive in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?
(a) The Italians.
(b) The Russians.
(c) The English.
(d) The Turks.

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

3. 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"?
(a) Thaumaste.
(b) Panurge.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Anarch.

4. How many knights approach Pantagruel's vessel in Pantagruel: Chapter Sixteen?
(a) 550.
(b) 660.
(c) 1,200.
(d) 2,600.

5. What is made for Gargantua in Gargantua: Chapter Eleven?
(a) A wooden horse.
(b) A dirt hut.
(c) A paper doll.
(d) A woven basket.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pantagruel cover his men with from the rain in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-two?

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

3. Where does Pantagruel's army march to take the entire kingdom by force in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?

4. How many novels are contained in the collection "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais?

5. In Gargantua: Chapter One, the author writes that Gargantua's lineage was uncovered in a meadow near what?

(see the answer key)

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