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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. With whom does Panurge head toward Panzoust in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Sixteen?

2. What plant does Pantagruel take with him in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Forty-nine?

3. What is the name of the hermit who greets Pantagruel's ships in Fifth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter One?

4. In Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Eleven, Epistemon explains why monks are readily found where?

5. Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Prologue of the Author advises the reader to do what?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the Roman legal formulas presented in the Prologue of The Fourth Book of Pantagruel, as well as the works of Erasmus, Aesop, and Tiraqueau. Why does Rabelais comment on these authors in his introductions to the fourth novel?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the setting and characters established in the Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapters One through Five. Where is Thalasse located? Where is Medamothi? Who does Pantagruel meet there?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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