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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. How does Bakhtin say Ivan the Terrible of Russia was similar to Rabelais?
(a) He also was a prolific and controversial writer.
(b) They both travelled anonymously to Carnival festivities.
(c) He too challenged old political and social structures.
(d) They both fought bloody battles against the reigning monarch.

2. In the Fourth Book, why does Villon set a trap for Tappecoue (or "Ticklepecker")?
(a) Tappecoue stole a large sum of money from Villon.
(b) Tappecoue refused to lend Villon vestments for his play.
(c) Tappecoue insulted Villon's family.
(d) Tappecoue refused to lie to the king about Villon's sacrilege.

3. Which side of the Renaissance debate about the nature of women and wedlock did Rabelais tend to take?
(a) The English tradition.
(b) The Roman tradition.
(c) The Gallic tradition.
(d) The Idealizing tradition.

4. What common fifteenth- and sixteenth-century literary device does Bakhtin identify in the Prologue to the Third Book?
(a) Blank verse.
(b) Invocations to the Muse.
(c) Complaints about love.
(d) Long lists of names and epithets.

5. The episode in which Pantagruel and his companions defeat King Anarchus' knights combines:
(a) Love with hate.
(b) Nature with artifice.
(c) Human instinct with forethought.
(d) Slaughter with feasting.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bakhtin define "folly" as it relates to festivity?

2. With what is "folk culture" most concerned?

3. What was the reception of Rabelais' work in the eighteenth century?

4. According to Bakhtin, what is the function of art?

5. Bakhtin asserts that man introduces the world to himself primarily through which act?

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