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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 was the reception of Rabelais' work in the eighteenth century?
(a) His work was viewed as unintelligible and barbaric.
(b) Other writers used his topics as a jumping-off point for their own works.
(c) Other writers strove to emulate his style.
(d) His work was viewed as a revival of Classical writing.

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

3. In the folklore and grotesque realism of Rabelais' works, excrement represents bodies and matter that are:
(a) Generally revered.
(b) Mostly comic.
(c) One with the earth.
(d) Frightening and terrible.

4. "Friar John" is heavily associated with:
(a) Intellect and spirit.
(b) Nature and the earth.
(c) Food and battles.
(d) Sex and love.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the targets of the abusive language in Rabelais' prologue to the Third Book?

2. What were "street cries"?

3. What does Bakhtin argue is the role of dialogue?

4. Did the "unofficial" and "official" forms of speech ever coincide?

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

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