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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 English scholar comes to visit Pantagruel in Pantagruel: Chapter Thirteen?
(a) Panurge.
(b) Thaumaste.
(c) Solomon.
(d) Prince Charles.

2. Who consults Seraphin Calobarsy to set Gargantua on a better path in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-one?
(a) Solomon.
(b) Ponocrates.
(c) Badebec.
(d) Carpalim.

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

4. What does Gargantua accidentally swallow the six pilgrims with in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?
(a) Garlic.
(b) Tomatoes.
(c) Lettuce.
(d) Onions.

5. In Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-one, le Comte Spandassaino and Captain Squirt use what to convince Picrochole to attack the cities and fortresses of Utopia?
(a) Lies.
(b) Passion.
(c) Flattery.
(d) Conviction.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is the name of Pantagruel's father?

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

4. What plagues Africa during Pantagruel's birth?

5. Where do six pilgrims returning from Saint Sebastian's hide in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Gargantua attempt to devote himself to in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty? Who assists him?

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

4. How is Gargantua's childhood described in Gargantua: Chapter Ten?

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

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

7. What does Gargantua build in Gargantua: Chapter Fifty? Why?

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

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

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

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