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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 define the novel?
(a) As a single-voiced text.
(b) As a worthless type of literature.
(c) As a multiplicity of styles.
(d) As a work of pure imagination.

2. What does Bakhtin consider the most indispensable element of folk culture?
(a) Fables.
(b) Death rituals.
(c) Carnival.
(d) Marriage.

3. Who is Janotus de Bragmardo?
(a) A market vendor scheming to cheat Gargantua.
(b) A robber who stumbles across Gargantua's treasure.
(c) A scholar sent to recover church bells from Gargantua.
(d) A clown who mocks Gargantua at Carnival.

4. Why does Gargantua steal the bells of the Notre Dame cathedral?
(a) To decorate the harness of his horse.
(b) To sound the alarm for an impending invasion.
(c) To frighten the townsfolk of Paris.
(d) To celebrate his marriage.

5. What are examples of carnivalesque victims?
(a) Stray dogs and street orphans.
(b) Debased clowns and slaughtered oxen.
(c) Blushing virgins and old maids.
(d) Peasants and tax collectors.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does young Gargantua study in order to become acquainted with the common folk?

2. One of Rabelais' main sources for his enumerations of food was a Medieval treatise about:

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

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

5. What particular tradition did Peter the Great bring to Russia from Western Europe?

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