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

2. Bakhtin thinks that life is:
(a) Meaningless and futile.
(b) Inert, chaotic, and requiring the intervention of art.
(c) Organized by human acts of behavior and cognition.
(d) A sacrifice the soul makes to the body.

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

4. What do some critics argue has been absent from Russian literature?
(a) Political dissent.
(b) Sexually-charged dialogue.
(c) A particularly Western type of humor.
(d) Religious fervor.

5. Mikhail Bakhtin is:
(a) The most famous Russian writer ever.
(b) A somewhat mysterious but increasingly interesting literary figure.
(c) A vocal Eastern Orthodox cleric.
(d) A fictional figure created to be the mouthpiece of an anonymous author.

Short Answer Questions

1. Curses in Renaissance folk culture tended to focus most closely upon the victim's:

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

3. Why does Bakhtin cite Goethe as a source about the nature of Carnival?

4. Bakhtin associates Friar John's beating of the men with:

5. To what does Veselovsky compare Rabelais?

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