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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont..

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the grotesque was revived in the Romantic era, what did it react against?
(a) Imaginative fantasy.
(b) The rediscovered works of Shakespeare and Cervantes.
(c) Individual, sentimental ideas.
(d) Neoclassical, rational, Enlightenment thought.

2. Why, according to Bakhtin, does Rabelais treat excrement ambivalently?
(a) Because it is intermediate between earth and body.
(b) Because its purpose was a mystery in the Renaissance.
(c) Because it is evidence of humankind's presence on the earth.
(d) Because it exclusively connotes badness or evil.

3. Bakhtin thinks that life is:
(a) Organized by human acts of behavior and cognition.
(b) Meaningless and futile.
(c) Inert, chaotic, and requiring the intervention of art.
(d) A sacrifice the soul makes to the body.

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

5. How does Bakhtin interpret the relevance of the cries of Paris to Renaissance France?
(a) The cries suggest a deep discontent in the Parisian populace.
(b) The cries combine the reality of practical life with festive utopian universalism.
(c) The cries were the people's only method of exchanging ideas.
(d) The cries negate the revitalization of the marketplace.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bakhtin define the novel?

2. What does Bakhtin consider the most indispensable element of folk culture?

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

4. The combination of solemnity and joking in the tone of the Prologue to the Third Book indicates:

5. Bakhtin connects Medieval "seriousness" most closely to:

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