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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 13, Chapter 5 - The Grotesque Image of the Body Concludes and Chapter 6 - Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. During the "feast of fools" and the "feast of the ass," laughter:
(a) Was encouraged even in church.
(b) Was regulated by the town fools and farmers.
(c) Was forbidden everywhere but the marketplace.
(d) Was forbidden because of the sacredness of the festival.

3. Bakhtin finds that ___________ are especially closely interwoven with the grotesque body.
(a) Intelligent scholars.
(b) Acts of war.
(c) Banquet images.
(d) Secrets of lovers.

4. How are Bakhtin and Rabelais similar?
(a) They both write mostly novels.
(b) They both directly challenge the government by running for political office.
(c) They both subvert the social prohibition on laughter, satire, and irony.
(d) They live in the same country.

5. What does Bakhtin assert is evident in Rabelais' use of games that combine play and prophecy?
(a) A carnivalesque conception of the historical process.
(b) A ponderous, scholarly approach to the study of history.
(c) A highly spiritual notion of the relevance of human history.
(d) A disregard for the importance of historical figures.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bakhtin generally finds Goethe's sense of Carnival's _____________ to agree with his own views.

2. What is the image of woman in the Renaissance popular comic tradition?

3. How does Bakhtin define the novel?

4. What is the theme of "cuckoldry"?

5. In the Prologue of the Third Book, to which contemporary events does Rabelais allude?

(see the answer key)

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