Rabelais and His World Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Why, according to Bakhtin, does Rabelais treat excrement ambivalently? (from Chapter 6, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont.)


What event that Rabelais relates does he assert is the origin of the name of the city of Paris? (from Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont.)


In the Renaissance, bodily excretions were closely associated with: (from Chapter 7, Chapter 2, Language of the Marketplace Cont.)


In which element of Shakespeare's dramas does Bakhtin see the overall theme of Rabelais' carnivalesque repeated? (from Chapter 11, Chapter 3 - Popular - Festive Forms)


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)

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