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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, Intro. cont. & Chapter 1 - Rabelais in the History of Laughter.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Bakhtin thinks that life is:
(a) Meaningless and futile.
(b) Inert, chaotic, and requiring the intervention of art.
(c) A sacrifice the soul makes to the body.
(d) Organized by human acts of behavior and cognition.
2. What was the reception of Rabelais' work in the eighteenth century?
(a) His work was viewed as a revival of Classical writing.
(b) Other writers strove to emulate his style.
(c) His work was viewed as unintelligible and barbaric.
(d) Other writers used his topics as a jumping-off point for their own works.
3. How did the French Romanticists respond to Rabelais' works?
(a) They ignored Rabelais completely.
(b) With an appreciation of, and interest in, the grotesque.
(c) With complete understanding of Medieval and Renaissance culture.
(d) With disgust and negative criticism.
4. Medieval parodies were:
(a) Limited to parody of individuals.
(b) Concerned with the positive, humorous aspects of everything.
(c) Focused on the negative aspects of society.
(d) Limited to religious parody.
5. According to Bakhtin, what is the function of art?
(a) To communicate meaningful messages.
(b) To be sold for money or services.
(c) To be beautiful in and of itself.
(d) To glorify the artist.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was unique about the Russian Revolution?
2. The purpose of "travesty" in folk festivals was to:
3. Which answer best describes "grotesque realism"?
4. Clowns and fools are:
5. During Bakhtin's time, what genre was being closely defined by the Soviet government?
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