Rabelais and His World Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What word characterizes Medieval thinking, according to Bakhtin? (from Book 1, Rabelais & His World : Chapter 15, Chapter 6 - Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum)

2.

What actual event probably inspired Rabelais' story of Pantagruel's birth? (from Chapter 13, Chapter 5 - The Grotesque Image of the Body Concludes and Chapter 6 - Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum)

3.

In Rabelais' time, jurons, or profanities and oaths, were most often concerned with: (from Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont.)

4.

What were "street cries"? (from Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont.)

5.

According to Bakhtin, Carnival was the true symbol and incarnation of: (from Chapter 9, Chapter 3 - Popular-Festive Forms)

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