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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) Individual, sentimental ideas.
(b) Neoclassical, rational, Enlightenment thought.
(c) Imaginative fantasy.
(d) The rediscovered works of Shakespeare and Cervantes.

2. Mikhail Bakhtin is:
(a) A vocal Eastern Orthodox cleric.
(b) A somewhat mysterious but increasingly interesting literary figure.
(c) A fictional figure created to be the mouthpiece of an anonymous author.
(d) The most famous Russian writer ever.

3. According to Bakhtin, what is directly related to the oversized foods common at Renaissance feasts?
(a) Bodily restraint as a result of mind over matter.
(b) The general health of a town's population.
(c) Grotesque portrayals of the stomach, mouth, and genitals.
(d) The swelling of religious fervor during holy days.

4. 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 were the people's only method of exchanging ideas.
(c) The cries suggest a deep discontent in the Parisian populace.
(d) The cries negate the revitalization of the marketplace.

5. What was unique about the Russian Revolution?
(a) People of all classes and occupations were centrally involved.
(b) It was purely a religious revolt.
(c) Only the elite class was involved.
(d) It continues into the present day.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Renaissance, bodily excretions were closely associated with:

2. With what portion of the body is grotesque debasement most concerned?

3. What was the most prevalent medium of the culture of the common folk in the Renaissance?

4. "Tripe" literally refers to:

5. Why, according to Bakhtin, does Rabelais treat excrement ambivalently?

(see the answer key)

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