The Praise of Folly Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Multiple Choice

1. To whom did Erasmus dedicate The Praise of Folly?
(a) Thomas More.
(b) Henry VIII.
(c) Martin Luther.
(d) Homer.

2. According to the Prefatory Letter, Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly on his journey to England from where?
(a) Italy.
(b) France.
(c) Greece.
(d) Germany.

3. According to the Prefatory Letter, Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly on what?
(a) A stagecoach.
(b) Horseback.
(c) A carriage.
(d) A boat.

4. What first put the idea of The Praise of Folly into Erasmus's head?
(a) His dream.
(b) A humorous event on his trip.
(c) A book he was reading.
(d) His friend's family name.

5. What is the Greek word for "folly"?
(a) Levity.
(b) Moria.
(c) Follia.
(d) Utopia.

6. Erasmus predicts that his book will be criticized as being what?
(a) Frivolous and sarcastic.
(b) Incomprehensible.
(c) Treacherous and rebellious.
(d) Immature and poorly written.

7. Erasmus anticipates that critics will clamor that he is reviving what?
(a) Morality Plays.
(b) Old Comedy or Homer.
(c) Old Comedy and Tragedy.
(d) Old Comedy or Lucian.

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