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

2. The prologue of _Pantagruel_ is a parody and travesty of:
(a) The fables of ancient Greece.
(b) The ecclesiastical persuasiveness of the Church.
(c) The ignorance of the peasantry.
(d) The pomp and circumstance of the aristocracy.

3. In the Renaissance, bodily excretions were closely associated with:
(a) The overall health of the individual.
(b) The individual's sexual purity.
(c) The inherent evilness or goodness of the individual.
(d) The social status of the individual.

4. What does Bakhtin argue is the relationship between the death of Tappecoue and the episode of the Catchpoles?
(a) Sexual relationships take center stage in each event.
(b) Freedom and equality are expressed bodily and coarsely in each event.
(c) The sin of violence is paramount in each.
(d) The local people were shocked and saddened by each event.

5. How, according to Bakhtin, does the current Russian literary criticism approach Rabelais' works?
(a) By reviving their content in new, twentieth-century forms.
(b) By sharing them with an eager public.
(c) By denouncing them as counterproductive to the ongoing Russian Revolution.
(d) By trying to correctly interpret the source of the cultural laughter within them.

Short Answer Questions

1. The verbal interactions between the Renaissance marketplace hawker and the crowd were above all:

2. What repressive organization was Bakhtin forced to join in order to continue writing?

3. The episode in which Pantagruel and his companions defeat King Anarchus' knights combines:

4. What does Bakhtin find to be the greatest error other critics make in their studies of Rabelais' works?

5. Why was Rabelais linked so closely to the Lyon fairs?

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