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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. With what is "folk culture" most concerned?
(a) The lives of ordinary people.
(b) The affairs of royalty.
(c) Commerce and industry.
(d) Foreign songs, art, and stories.

2. Rabelais' description of Alcibiades reflects:
(a) The idea that ancient philosophies were incorrect.
(b) The image of Rabelais himself.
(c) The abuse/praise dynamics of the marketplace.
(d) The good/evil dichotomy of mankind.

3. How is the Rabelaisian use of tripe an excellent example of grotesque realism?
(a) It is a drug which offers the user a glimpse of a higher plane of existence.
(b) It combines fantasy with reality in one type of cuisine.
(c) It merges the positive and negative, or upper and lower, spheres of the body.
(d) It is the epitome of disgusting.

4. Bakhtin asserts that the advertisement for "pantagruelion" in the Third Book expresses:
(a) The existentialist confusion of Renaissance marketplace culture.
(b) The cynicism rampant in Rabelais' writing.
(c) The deep optimism inherent in Rabelais' view of marketplace culture.
(d) The natural mistrust the common folk have for druggists.

5. What are the "intelligentsia"?
(a) A group which provides an interpretation of the world.
(b) A group of exclusively male scholars.
(c) The bits of knowledge all people accumulate over their lifetimes.
(d) An elite spy organization.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Bakhtin find inadequate in Veselovsky's metaphor of Rabelais as a village boy?

3. The prologue of _Pantagruel_ is a parody and travesty of:

4. What do some critics argue has been absent from Russian literature?

5. In the folklore and grotesque realism of Rabelais' works, excrement represents bodies and matter that are:

(see the answer key)

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