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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. Bakhtin believes that novels are:
(a) Utterly separate from the author's own life.
(b) Inherently confessional.
(c) Socially charged and polemical.
(d) Random, like stream-of-consciousness.

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

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

4. During the "feast of fools" and the "feast of the ass," laughter:
(a) Was forbidden because of the sacredness of the festival.
(b) Was forbidden everywhere but the marketplace.
(c) Was encouraged even in church.
(d) Was regulated by the town fools and farmers.

5. What repressive organization was Bakhtin forced to join in order to continue writing?
(a) The Russian Union of Writers.
(b) The Soviet Society of National Fiction.
(c) The National Writers' Agency.
(d) The Post-Revolution Press

Short Answer Questions

1. What common fifteenth- and sixteenth-century literary device does Bakhtin identify in the Prologue to the Third Book?

2. In Rabelais' works, some causes of diseases associated with the material body lower stratum are:

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

4. What work of literature is parodied in the prologue of _Gargantua_?

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

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