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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. What does young Gargantua study in order to become acquainted with the common folk?
(a) Interactions between men and women.
(b) Herbs and medicines.
(c) The way young people are educated.
(d) Physically demanding activities.

2. "Tripe" literally refers to:
(a) A type of songbird.
(b) The main blood vessel in the brain of a human.
(c) The stomach and bowels of cattle.
(d) A type of freshwater fish.

3. How are abusive and praiseful words reflective of grotesque realism?
(a) The words are carefully chosen by the speaker to disgust the listener.
(b) The words reflect incompatible sides of certain social classes of people.
(c) The words combine two sides of the same form or feeling into an ambivalent but cohesive social structure.
(d) The words are spoken in a language the listener cannot understand, so they sound like gibberish.

4. What do Rabelais' various works indicate about the popular notion of urination?
(a) Urination is disgusting and should be done privately.
(b) Urination fertilizes the earth and creates bodies of water.
(c) Urination can only be used for comic purposes.
(d) Urination is a medical mystery that baffles doctors.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was unique about the Russian Revolution?

3. How did the French Romanticists respond to Rabelais' works?

4. What type of work did Rabelais often publish, especially for the fairs?

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

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