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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 the Prologue of the Third Book, to which contemporary events does Rabelais allude?
(a) The Norman Invasion.
(b) The defeat of the French and Spanish fleets by Admiral Nelson.
(c) The defense of France against Charles V.
(d) The Black Death.

2. The verbal interactions between the Renaissance marketplace hawker and the crowd were above all:
(a) Abusive and derogatory.
(b) Distantly suggestive.
(c) Free and frank.
(d) Timid and quiet.

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

4. Rabelais' description of Alcibiades reflects:
(a) The abuse/praise dynamics of the marketplace.
(b) The good/evil dichotomy of mankind.
(c) The idea that ancient philosophies were incorrect.
(d) The image of Rabelais himself.

5. Carnival allowed:
(a) The peasants to sell their crops without paying taxes.
(b) The mixing of real and unreal, fantasy and fact.
(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. How does Rabelais accomplish the grotesque degradation of his target in the prologue to the Third Book?

2. What was unique about the Russian Revolution?

3. How are abusive and praiseful words reflective of grotesque realism?

4. According to Bakhtin, what is the function of art?

5. Comic rituals in Medieval and Renaissance Europe were:

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