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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. Bakhtin associates Friar John's beating of the men with:
(a) Market vendors who assault non-paying customers.
(b) The last charge of Charlemagne.
(c) Juvenalian satires of public figures.
(d) The Dionysian feast of the grape harvest.

2. Medieval parodies were:
(a) Limited to religious parody.
(b) Concerned with the positive, humorous aspects of everything.
(c) Focused on the negative aspects of society.
(d) Limited to parody of individuals.

3. In Rabelais' time, jurons, or profanities and oaths, were most often concerned with:
(a) Marketplace vendors who cheated their customers.
(b) Sacred themes, such as saints and relics.
(c) Monarchs who subjugated their people.
(d) Family ties, such as one's in-laws.

4. How is a "prophetic riddle" game carnivalesque in nature?
(a) It focuses on gaiety and humor.
(b) It stresses the destruction of the established order and hierarchy of society.
(c) It stresses the importance of feasting and drinking.
(d) It is always sung in a rhymed singsong tone.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the "form" of any kind of art express?

2. Carnival allowed:

3. Goethe traces the roots of Carnival to the:

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

5. What is the "sia ammazzato" of which Goethe writes?

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