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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. In which twentieth-century movement was the grotesque especially evident?
(a) Expressionism.
(b) Modernism.
(c) Impressionism.
(d) Futurism.

2. How are Bakhtin and Rabelais similar?
(a) They both directly challenge the government by running for political office.
(b) They both subvert the social prohibition on laughter, satire, and irony.
(c) They both write mostly novels.
(d) They live in the same country.

3. When did the Russian Revolution occur?
(a) 1917.
(b) 1936.
(c) 1850.
(d) 1945.

4. How did the French Romanticists respond to Rabelais' works?
(a) With an appreciation of, and interest in, the grotesque.
(b) With complete understanding of Medieval and Renaissance culture.
(c) With disgust and negative criticism.
(d) They ignored Rabelais completely.

5. Carnival allowed:
(a) The mixing of real and unreal, fantasy and fact.
(b) The peasants to sell their crops without paying taxes.
(c) The endurance of the propriety expected of all social classes.
(d) The upper class to oppress relentlessly the lower class.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bakhtin thinks that life is:

2. Comic rituals in Medieval and Renaissance Europe were:

3. What does the "form" of any kind of art express?

4. What do some critics argue has been absent from Russian literature?

5. According to Bakhtin's semiotic understanding, what irony is inherent within the creative power of language?

(see the answer key)

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