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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. Why, according to Bakhtin, is Rabelais' parody of the Church not considered heresy?
(a) The Church received an annual tribute from Rabelais, so it overlooked his parodies.
(b) Rabelais follows every criticism with heartfelt praise.
(c) The clergy paid no attention to Rabelais' works.
(d) Rabelais maintains a comic style, so no one could mistake him for being serious.

2. What does Bakhtin find inadequate in Veselovsky's metaphor of Rabelais as a village boy?
(a) Veselovsky's image is cynical, but Rabelais actually celebrates regenerative laughter.
(b) Veselovsky's image is too young at heart, for Rabelais wrote only with an old, tired voice.
(c) Veselovsky's image seems too urban for Rabelais, who only wrote about the countryside.
(d) Veselovsky's image excludes the seriousness of the boy as a budding scholar.

3. Which answer best describes "grotesque realism"?
(a) The author's focus must be on bodily gore, blood, death, and dying.
(b) The tone of the writing is always dark, Gothic, and depressing.
(c) The writing must strive to be as mathematically or geometrically accurate as possible in its descriptions.
(d) The bodily element is universal, celebratory, positive, and exaggerated.

4. In the folklore and grotesque realism of Rabelais' works, excrement represents bodies and matter that are:
(a) Frightening and terrible.
(b) One with the earth.
(c) Generally revered.
(d) Mostly comic.

5. According to Bakhtin, what is the function of art?
(a) To be sold for money or services.
(b) To be beautiful in and of itself.
(c) To glorify the artist.
(d) To communicate meaningful messages.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Rabelais linked so closely to the Lyon fairs?

2. How is the Rabelaisian use of tripe an excellent example of grotesque realism?

3. "Tripe" literally refers to:

4. The verbal interactions between the Renaissance marketplace hawker and the crowd were above all:

5. What is a "marketplace spectacle"?

(see the answer key)

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