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

2. What does Gargantua's father exclaim upon Gargantua's birth?
(a) "Oh-la-la."
(b) "Que-petit-tu-as."
(c) "Que-grant-tu-as!"
(d) "Che-mien-au-ju"

3. How many novels are contained in the collection "Gargantua and Pantagruel" by Francois Rabelais?
(a) Three.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Seven.

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

5. Who claims "those who are not very bright could never spend so much in so short a time" in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Two?
(a) Thaumaste.
(b) Frere Jean.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Panurge.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Gargantua's mother eat a lot of during her pregnancy in Gargantua: Chapter Four?

2. In Pantagruel: Prologue, the author compared the novel to what literary genre?

3. Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction states that the humanist type of this book was published by whom?

4. Who among Pantagruel's men has his neck slit in Pantagruel: Chapter Nineteen?

5. Who does Pantagruel assign the castellany of Salmagundi in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Two?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who attempts to get back the bells of Notre Dame in Gargantua: Chapter Eighteen? What is Gargantua's response?

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

4. To whom is Pantagruel compared in Pantagruel: Chapter Ten? What office is offered him and why does he refuse it?

5. What dispute arises in Garganua's homeland in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-three? Who begins an attack?

6. When was Gargantua written? What does To Readers suggest about the text?

7. Why is Braggart killed? Who kills him?

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

9. What is the response of the Amaurots to King Anarch's defeat?

10. What is sent to Gargantua in Gargantua: Chapter Fifteen? What does he do with the gift?

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