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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bakhtin find to be the greatest error other critics make in their studies of Rabelais' works?
(a) They treat Rabelais as a prophet of literary upheavals.
(b) They neglect to explore the element of the Renaissance folk culture.
(c) They classify Rabelais as just as important as Shakespeare and Cervantes.
(d) They read Rabelais' works as allegory only.

2. What do Rabelais' various works indicate about the popular notion of urination?
(a) Urination is a medical mystery that baffles doctors.
(b) Urination can only be used for comic purposes.
(c) Urination fertilizes the earth and creates bodies of water.
(d) Urination is disgusting and should be done privately.

3. What repressive organization was Bakhtin forced to join in order to continue writing?
(a) The National Writers' Agency.
(b) The Russian Union of Writers.
(c) The Post-Revolution Press
(d) The Soviet Society of National Fiction.

4. "Tripe" literally refers to:
(a) A type of freshwater fish.
(b) The stomach and bowels of cattle.
(c) The main blood vessel in the brain of a human.
(d) A type of songbird.

5. What is a "marketplace spectacle"?
(a) The mundane goings-on of a typical French Renaissance marketplace.
(b) A theatrical production arranged atop a platform in the center of the marketplace.
(c) Specifically the public whipping of a criminal in the center of the marketplace.
(d) A series of booths dedicated solely to bilking customers out of their money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bakhtin argue is the role of dialogue?

2. When did the Russian Revolution occur?

3. The verbal interactions between the Renaissance marketplace hawker and the crowd were above all:

4. Bakhtin thinks that life is:

5. Comic rituals in Medieval and Renaissance Europe were:

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