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

2. What does Pantagruel suggest he and Panurge consult to determine whether Panurge should marry in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Twelve?
(a) The works of Virgil.
(b) The works of Socrates.
(c) The works of Homer.
(d) The works of Aristotle.

3. Third Book of Pantagruel: Introduction states that the humanist type of this book was published by whom?
(a) Frere Jean.
(b) King Anarch.
(c) Braggart.
(d) Chretien Wechel of Paris.

4. Who does Pantagruel learn have laid waste to Utopia in Pantagruel: Chapter Fifteen?
(a) The Amazons.
(b) The English.
(c) The Dipsodes.
(d) The Turks.

5. What does Gargantua's father ask him to do by letter in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty-six?
(a) Go to London.
(b) Go to Paris.
(c) Go to church.
(d) Come home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who addresses Gargantua to explain the importance of the bells in Gargantua: Chapter Eighteen?

2. Who claims that many monks are lazy in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-eight?

3. Who does Braggart kill for accusing him of corruption in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-five?

4. Where does Pantagruel's army march to take the entire kingdom by force in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?

5. What does Pantagruel's father compose for Pantagruel's mother after his birth?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Panurge ask Pantagruel's advice about in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Nine? What discussion follows?

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

5. Where is Pantagruel sent in Pantagruel: Chapter Five? What are his impressions of study?

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

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

8. Who comes to test Pantagruel in Pantagruel: Chapter Thirteen? What happens?

9. What does King Picrochole do for revenge in Gargantua: Chapter Forty?

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

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