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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Bakhtin define "folly" as it relates to festivity?
(a) Inaccessible.
(b) Artistic.
(c) Pessimistic.
(d) Ambivalent.

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

3. What is especially apparent in Rabelais' own "Pantagruelesque Prognostic" prophecy?
(a) Predictions of wars and slaughter.
(b) Images of the wrath of nature and of destruction.
(c) Predictions concerning lovers.
(d) Images of the material body and of festivity.

4. Bakhtin discusses "Cyprian's Supper," which is a play about:
(a) A wedding banquet for a prince.
(b) Figures from the Bible at a great feast.
(c) A man who fasted for a year.
(d) Greed which results in a shortage of food.

5. What does Rabelais associate closely with the underworld?
(a) The depths of the human heart.
(b) Mountains and ridges.
(c) Bodily depression after too much feasting.
(d) Various types of holes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Panurge fear if he gets married?

2. Bakhtin finds food and drink representative of society because:

3. How does Bakhtin interpret Rabelais' work as a response to the hardships of France in 1532?

4. Bakhtin generally finds Goethe's sense of Carnival's _____________ to agree with his own views.

5. How does Bakhtin define "carnivalesque hell"?

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