Rabelais and His World Quiz

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Questions 1-5 of 25:

1.

What does Bakhtin argue is the relationship between the death of Tappecoue and the episode of the Catchpoles? (from Chapter 11, Chapter 3 - Popular - Festive Forms)

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.

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

4.

The core images of the prologue of _Gargantua_ are: (from Chapter 6, Chapter 2 - Language of the Marketplace Cont.)

5.

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

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