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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. Gargantua's countrymen get into a dispute with the bakers of where in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-three?
(a) Paris.
(b) Lerne.
(c) The Isle of Ennasin.
(d) Arcea-Galeau.

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

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

4. Who brings an action against the Sorbonnists in court in Gargantua: Chapter Nineteen?
(a) Epistemon.
(b) King Anarch.
(c) Janotus.
(d) Panurge.

5. What is the name of Gargantua's father?
(a) Grandgousier.
(b) Janotus.
(c) Magister Janotus de Bragmardo.
(d) Ponocrates.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who summons the inhabitants of the city to set fire to the Dipsodes' camp in Pantagruel: Chapter Eighteen?

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

5. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who discusses the Decretals with Pantagruel? What is related of them?

2. What does Panurge decipher from his dreams in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Fourteen? How does Pantagruel interpret the dream?

3. What is described of Gaster in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapters Fifty-nine and Sixty?

4. Who is the character of Catty-Claws? What riddle does he ask?

5. What do Pantagruel and his men hear at sea in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Fifty-five? What becomes of the sound?

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

7. What hearing does Pantagruel attend in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Thirty-eight? What is revealed there?

8. What land does Pantagruel subdue in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter One? Who does he give Salmaguni to?

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

10. When does Gargantua leave Paris? Where does he go?

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