Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Bakhtin asserts that in Rabelais' time, food and banquets always contained a sense of:
2. What are the three categories of the "comic" which Bakhtin cites from Schneegans?
3. What episode does Bakhtin cite as exemplifying the image of the gaping mouth prevalent in Rabelais' novel?
4. According to Bakhtin, Carnival was the true symbol and incarnation of:
5. Which grotesque elements does Bakhtin note were included in the procession of the feast of Corpus Christi?
Discuss the "querelle des femmes" and Rabelais' perspective on it. How does Rabelais' novel portray women and femininity? Is Bakhtin's explanation of Rabelais' perspective on the querelle des femmes problematic in any way? Feel free to address this issue using terms of modern feminist theory.
Explain how laughter permeates every aspect of Renaissance folk culture, as Bakhtin argues it does. Cite specific examples from the text regarding the carnivalesque, the grotesque, official/unofficial modes of speech, and the ambivalence of certain forms and causes of laughter. Do these portrayals point to a greater "truth," as Bakhtin would say?
Choose three main characters from Rabelais' novel and explain the meanings of their names (for example, Gargantua, Pantagruel, Panurge, King Anarchus, Friar John, Lord Basche, etc.) Discuss any connotations their names may have, any allusions to people, places, historical events, or mythology, and what their names represent in the context of carnivalesque folk culture.
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