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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. How did Rabelais obtain the material for his writings?
(a) By attending many fairs and festivals and observing all the people there.
(b) By studying manuscripts for long hours in monasteries.
(c) By receiving a divine revelation.
(d) By interviewing thousands of market vendors.

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

3. Clowns and fools are:
(a) Prisoners forced to entertain others.
(b) Present only at large fairs or gatherings.
(c) Everyday representatives of the folk and of Carnival.
(d) Restricted to entertaining the royal court.

4. What is a "marketplace spectacle"?
(a) A series of booths dedicated solely to bilking customers out of their money.
(b) Specifically the public whipping of a criminal in the center of the marketplace.
(c) A theatrical production arranged atop a platform in the center of the marketplace.
(d) The mundane goings-on of a typical French Renaissance marketplace.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the prologue of _Pantagruel_ demonstrate the connection between literature and the marketplace?

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

3. The purpose of "travesty" in folk festivals was to:

4. The core images of the prologue of _Gargantua_ are:

5. What style does Bakhtin find the prologue of _Pantagruel_ to be written in?

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