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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Panurge.
(b) Thaumaste.
(c) Anarch.
(d) Solomon.

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

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

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

6. It is written in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-two that Gargantua spent rainy days attending what?
(a) The theatre.
(b) Public lectures.
(c) Art museums.
(d) Church.

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

8. Where does Pantagruel's army march to take the entire kingdom by force in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?
(a) Dipsodia.
(b) The Isle of Ennasin.
(c) Amaurots.
(d) Paris.

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

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

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

12. What does Pantagruel intend to have a look at with his friend in Pantagruel: Chapter Eleven?
(a) La Follie-Gobelin.
(b) The walls of Paris.
(c) Pygmies.
(d) Dipsodes' camp.

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

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

15. Pantagruel refuses the offer given to him in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten because he believes such offices are like what?
(a) Too high above him.
(b) Priesthood.
(c) Vacations.
(d) Slavery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is made for Gargantua in Gargantua: Chapter Eleven?

2. Who does Braggart kill for accusing him of corruption in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-five?

3. Gargantua's countrymen get into a dispute with the bakers of where in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-three?

4. What land does Pantagruel subdue in the beginning of Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter One?

5. What does Gargantua's father ask him to do by letter in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-six?

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