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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What does Pantagruel receive instead of the office in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?
(a) Cheese.
(b) Beer.
(c) Meats.
(d) Wine.

3. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?
(a) Tsunamis.
(b) Earthquakes.
(c) Bubonic plague.
(d) A drought.

4. What does Gargantua's father ask him to do by letter in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-six?
(a) Come home.
(b) Go to Paris.
(c) Go to London.
(d) Go to church.

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

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

7. What is the name of Pantagruel's father?
(a) Gargantua.
(b) Rabelais.
(c) Badebec.
(d) Cepola.

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

9. What does the name Pantagruel mean?
(a) All thirst.
(b) Cruel leader.
(c) Giant man.
(d) All love.

10. Who becomes stuck in a tree as he encourages the men to have courage in Gargantua: Chapter Forty?
(a) Hastyveal.
(b) Frere Jean.
(c) Gargantua.
(d) King Picrochole the Third.

11. Pantagruel: Dixain was written by whom?
(a) Almyrodes.
(b) Ulysses.
(c) Maitre Hughes Salel.
(d) Francois Rabelais.

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

13. What does Gargantua attempt to devote himself to in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty?
(a) Play.
(b) Chess.
(c) Study.
(d) Work.

14. Who does Pantagruel learn have laid waste to Utopia in Pantagruel: Chapter Fifteen?
(a) The English.
(b) The Dipsodes.
(c) The Amazons.
(d) The Turks.

15. 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 English.
(d) The Turks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What leader does Pantagruel challenge to single combat in Pantagruel: Chapter Nineteen?

2. What does one of the pilgrims' staff hit, causing Gargantua to spit them out in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?

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

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

5. It is written in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-two that Gargantua spent rainy days attending what?

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