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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. The prologue of _Pantagruel_ is a parody and travesty of:
(a) The pomp and circumstance of the aristocracy.
(b) The ignorance of the peasantry.
(c) The fables of ancient Greece.
(d) The ecclesiastical persuasiveness of the Church.

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

3. What are the "intelligentsia"?
(a) An elite spy organization.
(b) A group which provides an interpretation of the world.
(c) The bits of knowledge all people accumulate over their lifetimes.
(d) A group of exclusively male scholars.

4. What do oaths and curses have in common with town announcements and the calls of vendors?
(a) They are all said with the same feelings in mind.
(b) They all are familiar parts of the society of the marketplace.
(c) They all are forbidden during certain times of the year.
(d) They are the only socially acceptable methods of greeting strangers.

5. What does Bakhtin consider the most indispensable element of folk culture?
(a) Death rituals.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Carnival.
(d) Fables.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The figure of the Physician in the Fourth Book is closely connected with:

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

4. Which answer best describes "grotesque realism"?

5. Why did Bakhtin feel his times were comparable to those of the Renaissance?

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