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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont..

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In the seventeenth century, the decline of laughter as a primary force in folk culture resulted from:
(a) The declining number of Carnival performers.
(b) An increasingly "official" culture of rationalism.
(c) The need of the public for other forms of diversion.
(d) The exhaustion of any new sources of humor.

3. Medieval parodies were:
(a) Concerned with the positive, humorous aspects of everything.
(b) Limited to religious parody.
(c) Limited to parody of individuals.
(d) Focused on the negative aspects of society.

4. What was the reception of Rabelais' work in the eighteenth century?
(a) Other writers strove to emulate his style.
(b) His work was viewed as a revival of Classical writing.
(c) Other writers used his topics as a jumping-off point for their own works.
(d) His work was viewed as unintelligible and barbaric.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What does Bakhtin find inadequate in Veselovsky's metaphor of Rabelais as a village boy?

4. "Tripe" literally refers to:

5. With what portion of the body is grotesque debasement most concerned?

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