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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 16, Chapter 7 - Rabelais' Images & His Time.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bakhtin argue is the relationship between the death of Tappecoue and the episode of the Catchpoles?
(a) Freedom and equality are expressed bodily and coarsely in each event.
(b) The local people were shocked and saddened by each event.
(c) The sin of violence is paramount in each.
(d) Sexual relationships take center stage in each event.

2. What does the etymology of Gargantua's name suggest his name means?
(a) The genitals and the act of sexual intercourse.
(b) The legs and the height of the individual.
(c) The torso and the mass of the individual.
(d) The throat and the act of swallowing.

3. Bakhtin asserts that beatings, death, feasting, and merrymaking are all integral parts of:
(a) The methods of marketplace vendors in overpricing their goods.
(b) The Renaissance system of images that is perpetually regenerative and never decaying.
(c) Rabelais' view of the proper treatment of foreigners and peasants.
(d) The Renaissance notion that all which is already established is perfect.

4. Why does Friar John beat thousands of men in his abbey?
(a) To save France from atheism.
(b) As a show of force to deter invaders.
(c) To save the abbey's vineyards.
(d) Another Friar challenged him.

5. Bakhtin asserts that in Rabelais' time, food and banquets always contained a sense of:
(a) Depression and resignation.
(b) Physical discomfort.
(c) Intellectual stimulation.
(d) Victory and regeneration.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Bakhtin define the novel?

2. What body part is most often used in grotesque caricatures of sexual potency?

3. Why was gaming very important in the Renaissance?

4. What are examples of that which Bakhtin calls "cosmic terrors"?

5. Comic rituals in Medieval and Renaissance Europe were:

(see the answer key)

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