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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who claims "those who are not very bright could never spend so much in so short a time" in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Two?
(a) Frere Jean.
(b) Thaumaste.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Panurge.

2. Who among Pantagruel's men has his neck slit in Pantagruel: Chapter Nineteen?
(a) Almyrodes.
(b) Carpalim.
(c) Epistemon.
(d) Loup Garou.

3. What does Gargantua accidentally swallow the six pilgrims with in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?
(a) Garlic.
(b) Onions.
(c) Lettuce.
(d) Tomatoes.

4. Who orders his men to march against the shepherds of Utopia in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-four?
(a) Badebec.
(b) Magister Janotus de Bragmardo.
(c) Panurge.
(d) King Picrochole the Third.

5. What occupation does Seraphin Calobarsy hold?
(a) Physician.
(b) Fisherman.
(c) Senator.
(d) Merchant.

6. What gives permission to the king to print and sell Rabelais' book as written in Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction?
(a) The Royal Prerogative.
(b) The King's Privilege.
(c) The King's Power.
(d) The King's Greed.

7. Whose reputation grows after winning the dispute against the Englishman in Pantagruel: Chapter Fourteen?
(a) Frere Jean's.
(b) Panurge's.
(c) Thaumaste's.
(d) Gargantua's.

8. What position is offered to Pantagruel in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?
(a) President of Court.
(b) Receiver of Petitions and President of Court.
(c) Receiver of Petitions.
(d) President of Petitions.

9. Who claims that many monks are lazy in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-eight?
(a) Gargantua.
(b) Frere Jean.
(c) Solomon.
(d) King Picrochole the Third.

10. Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction states that the humanist type of this book was published by whom?
(a) Chretien Wechel of Paris.
(b) Frere Jean.
(c) King Anarch.
(d) Braggart.

11. Who does Pantagruel assign the castellany of Salmagundi in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Two?
(a) Panurge.
(b) Frere Jean.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Thaumaste.

12. Who does Gargantua take as prisoner in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-two?
(a) Hastyveal.
(b) Braggart.
(c) Comte de Rushin.
(d) Pantagruel.

13. Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction states that the humanist type of this book was published in what year?
(a) 1533.
(b) 1532.
(c) 1546.
(d) 1517.

14. What does the midwife administer to Gargantua's mother when she goes into labor?
(a) Milk.
(b) A constrictive.
(c) A poison.
(d) A pain killer.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Pantagruel learn have laid waste to Utopia in Pantagruel: Chapter Fifteen?

3. Who insists in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Five that though lending and borrowing is sometimes necessary, it should be used sparingly?

4. Who does King Picrochole send to patrol in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-one?

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

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