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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-one, le Comte Spandassaino and Captain Squirt use what to convince Picrochole to attack the cities and fortresses of Utopia?
2. Who brings an action against the Sorbonnists in court in Gargantua: Chapter Nineteen?
3. What does Grandgousier give to each pilgrim for their journey in Gargantua: Chapter Forty-three?
4. Who does Panurge dress as a crier of green sauce in order to settle him into a trade in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-one?
5. How many men in copper spheres are sent into Pantagruel's stomach to dislodge a mountain of ordure in Pantagruel: Chapter Twenty-three?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the Introduction of Pantagruel reveal about the style and time period of the piece?
2. Why is Braggart killed? Who kills him?
3. What land does Pantagruel subdue in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter One? Who does he give Salmaguni to?
4. Who does Pantagruel meet in Pantagruel: Chapter Nine? How is this character described?
5. Who does Panurge attempt to seduce in Pantagruel: Chapter Fourteen? What is his response?
6. How is Gargantua's childhood described in Gargantua: Chapter Ten?
7. What does Pantagruel send the prisoner with to the king in Pantagruel: Chapter Eighteen? What does the king do?
8. Who does Gargantua accidentally swallow in Gargantua: Chapter Thirty-six?
9. When does Gargantua leave Paris? Where does he go?
10. What does Gargantua attempt to devote himself to in Gargantua: Chapter Twenty? Who assists him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the the central character of Gargantua. How does Gargantua's childhood relate to the character of Pantagruel's? How are the characters similar and different?
Essay Topic 2
Describe and discuss the life and works of Francois Rabelais. What style was the author known for? What formats did he write in other than novels?
Essay Topic 3
Describe the character of Pantagruel and identify the characteristics which make him the protagonist of the novel. What qualities does Pantagruel exhibit?
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