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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11, Chapter 3 - Popular - Festive Forms.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Bakhtin asserts that in the episode of Gargantua's birth, the dividing lines between _______ are erased.
(a) Earthly and divine spiritual relationships.
(b) Human and animal consciousness.
(c) Children and adults.
(d) Human and animal organs.

3. After Rabelais' time, the use of laughter in literature and culture moved in which direction?
(a) From singular to universal.
(b) From accepted to encouraged.
(c) From spiritual to earthly.
(d) From universal to restricted.

4. Why does Bakhtin cite Goethe as a source about the nature of Carnival?
(a) Goethe's negative views about the common people provide a counterpoint to Bakhtin's views.
(b) Goethe was passionately interested in the festivity.
(c) Goethe and Rabelais were contemporaries and corresponded with each other regularly.
(d) Goethe was the official organizer of Carnival in Frankfurt.

5. Did the "unofficial" and "official" forms of speech ever coincide?
(a) No, except during times of war.
(b) Yes, especially during festivals.
(c) No, both forms of speech were highly regulated.
(d) Yes, except for religious holidays.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Bakhtin believes that novels are:

3. Why does Bakhtin consider oaths, curses, and profanities elements of freedom?

4. What do Rabelais' various works indicate about the popular notion of urination?

5. The vocabulary of the prologue of _Gargantua_ is:

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