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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 work of literature is parodied in the prologue of _Gargantua_?
(a) Dante's _Divine Comedy_
(b) Plato's _Symposium_
(c) Malory's _Le Morte d'Arthur_
(d) Chaucer's _Canterbury Tales_

2. What does Rabelais parody in his response to the episode of Gargantua's birth?
(a) The Christian doctrine of submission.
(b) The Medieval doctrine of faith.
(c) The Classical philosophy of stoicism.
(d) The Renaissance philosophy of humanism.

3. In Rabelais' works, some causes of diseases associated with the material body lower stratum are:
(a) Divine retribution for one's sins.
(b) Results of a sickly infancy and childhood.
(c) Overindulgence in food, drink, and sex.
(d) Results of public punishments for social crimes.

4. What do oaths and curses have in common with town announcements and the calls of vendors?
(a) They are all said with the same feelings in mind.
(b) They all are forbidden during certain times of the year.
(c) They are the only socially acceptable methods of greeting strangers.
(d) They all are familiar parts of the society of the marketplace.

5. What happened to Rabelais after his novel was published?
(a) He was attacked by the Church and the government, but he remained free and successful.
(b) He was severely censured by the Church, then imprisoned and killed.
(c) He was praised for his honest portrayals of the people and given a government pension.
(d) He was questioned about his loyalty to France, then drafted into the army.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. "Tripe" literally refers to:

3. From which Catholic ritual does Panurge profit in _Pantagruel_?

4. Bakhtin asserts that the advertisement for "pantagruelion" in the Third Book expresses:

5. What was unique about the Russian Revolution?

(see the answer key)

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