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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who sent the ship in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Three to report on Pantagruel's circumstances?

3. Whose engineers set up a Great Sow stored in the ship which the cooks and he enter into in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Forty?

4. Who rules the Island of Cheli in Fourth Book of Pantagruel: Chapter Ten?

5. What is abstracted from France by the virtue of the Decretals?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss humanist law and philosophy, and the arguments presented in Third Book of Pantagruel: Chapters Thirty-three through Forty-four. How does Bridoye define law?

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

Discuss the critical and public response of "Pantagruel". What does Rabelais write in his introductions to "Gargantua" that implies the first novel was controversial? Was it?

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