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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-two, the people of Dipsodes surrender to Pantagruel, except for whom?
(a) King Anarch.
(b) Panurge.
(c) Almyrodes.
(d) Epistemon.

2. With whose wisdom is Pantagruel's compared in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?
(a) Moses.
(b) Solomon.
(c) Mohammed.
(d) Jesus.

3. In Gargantua: Chapter One, the author writes that Gargantua's lineage was uncovered in a meadow near what?
(a) Paris.
(b) Poitiers.
(c) Arcea-Galeau.
(d) Orleans.

4. What does one of the pilgrims' staff hit, causing Gargantua to spit them out in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?
(a) His bowels.
(b) His throat.
(c) A cavity.
(d) His stomach lining.

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

6. Who insists in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Five that though lending and borrowing is sometimes necessary, it should be used sparingly?
(a) Pantagruel.
(b) Panurge.
(c) Epistemon.
(d) Carpalim.

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

8. What does Panurge cease to wear in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Seven?
(a) His helmet.
(b) His codpiece.
(c) His armor.
(d) His crown.

9. Who does Braggart kill for accusing him of corruption in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-five?
(a) Badebec.
(b) Pantagruel.
(c) Hastyveal.
(d) King Anarch.

10. 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.

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

12. What is the name of Gargantua's mother?
(a) Carpalim.
(b) Badebec
(c) Ponocrates.
(d) Gargamelle.

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

14. Who insists in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Five that there would be harmony in a world where all men are both debtors and borrowers?
(a) Gargantua.
(b) King Anarch.
(c) Panurge.
(d) Jean Audeau.

15. How many men in copper spheres are sent into Pantagruel's stomach to dislodge a mountain of ordure in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-three?
(a) Seventeen.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. What gives permission to the king to print and sell Rabelais' book as written in Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction?

2. Who does Panurge dress as a crier of green sauce in order to settle him into a trade in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?

3. What does the midwife administer to Gargantua's mother when she goes into labor?

4. Pantagruel advises Panurge to foretell whether he will have a good or bad marriage from what in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Thirteen?

5. For how long is Gargantua's mother pregnant with Gargantua?

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