Rabelais and His World Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What does Bakhtin consider the "symposium" of Medieval grotesque realism? (from Chapter 12, Chapter 4 - Banquet Imagery & Chapter 5 - The Grotesque Image of the Body and Its Sources)

2.

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

3.

Bakhtin generally finds Goethe's sense of Carnival's _____________ to agree with his own views. (from Chapter 10, Chapter 3 - Popular - Festive Forms)

4.

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

5.

To what are "swabs" most closely related? (from Chapter 15, Chapter 6 - Images of the Material Bodily Lower Stratum)

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