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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 15, Chapter 6 - Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Bakhtin associates Friar John's beating of the men with:
(a) The last charge of Charlemagne.
(b) The Dionysian feast of the grape harvest.
(c) Market vendors who assault non-paying customers.
(d) Juvenalian satires of public figures.

2. What happened to Rabelais after his novel was published?
(a) He was praised for his honest portrayals of the people and given a government pension.
(b) He was attacked by the Church and the government, but he remained free and successful.
(c) He was severely censured by the Church, then imprisoned and killed.
(d) He was questioned about his loyalty to France, then drafted into the army.

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

4. What is the theme of "cuckoldry"?
(a) The portion of the feast in which all the fowl are consumed.
(b) The introduction of one rooster into a rowdy henhouse.
(c) The rejection of an old husband and the crowning of a new husband.
(d) The act of voting a new mayor and chasing the old one out of town.

5. Bakhtin asserts that in Rabelais' time, food and banquets always contained a sense of:
(a) Intellectual stimulation.
(b) Depression and resignation.
(c) Physical discomfort.
(d) Victory and regeneration.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bakhtin argue is the relationship between the death of Tappecoue and the episode of the Catchpoles?

2. To what does Bakhtin compare the various cries of Paris?

3. According to Schneegans, what is the grotesque in art?

4. Bakhtin defines the early French work "The Play in the Bower" as a:

5. What are the three categories of the "comic" which Bakhtin cites from Schneegans?

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