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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What colors are the livery Gargantua's father orders for Gargantua in Gargantua: Chapter Seven?
(a) Black and tan.
(b) Blue and orange.
(c) Blue and white.
(d) Green and gold.

3. What is the name of the abbey built by Gargantua in Gargantua: Chapter Fifty?
(a) Abbey of the Ottomans.
(b) Abbey or the King.
(c) Abbey of the Turks.
(d) Abbey of the Thelemites.

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

5. What is the name of the satirical poem in Gargantua: Chapter Two?
(a) "Healthful Drink."
(b) "Dangerous Brew."
(c) "Antidoted Bubbles."
(d) "Poison Foam."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Pantagruel send the prisoner with to the king in Pantagruel: Chapter Eighteen?

2. Pantagruel: Dixain was written by whom?

3. What does Panurge cease to wear in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Seven?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Who does Pantagruel gather to advise Panurge in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-nine? What do they advise?

2. What did Rabelais write in his "Pantagrueline Prognostication for 1533"? What did he assure the reader?

3. What do Pantagruel and his men encounter at sea in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapters Seventeen and Eighteen?

4. What argument do Panurge and Pantagruel have about money in the Third Book of Pantagruel?

5. Who does Gargantua accidentally swallow in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?

6. When was the Fifth Book of Pantagruel published? What is said about it in the Introductions and Prologue?

7. Who leads Panurge into the sacred temple in the ending of Fifth Book of Pantagruel? What happens there?

8. Where does Pantagruel's lantern lead him in Fifth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Thirty-three? What do they find there?

9. What do Pantagruel and his men find on Ringing Island in Fifth Book of Pantagruel: Chapters One and Two?

10. What is the subject of Gargantua: Chapters One through Five? What is suggested by Gargamelle's pregnancy?

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