The Praise of Folly Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 24-33.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Because they are amusing, Folly claims that fools are the favorites of whom?
(a) Children.
(b) The gods.
(c) Animals.
(d) Kings.

2. What must one do to be considered a god, according to Folly?
(a) Be born of a god.
(b) Help mortals.
(c) Be immortal.
(d) Have divine powers.

3. According to Folly, if a doctor is foolish, what soars higher?
(a) His reputation.
(b) His ego.
(c) His wisdom.
(d) His mistakes.

4. The people of which age lived happily without science or learning?
(a) The Bronze Age.
(b) The Golden Age.
(c) The Age of Innocence.
(d) The Middle Ages.

5. How does Folly describe the schools where schoolmasters teach?
(a) Storehouses of knowledge.
(b) Treadmills and torture chambers.
(c) Citadels of wisdom.
(d) Quiet places of study.

Short Answer Questions

1. Folly says that popes would lose all advantages if they showed what?

2. Why are women willing to repeat childbirth, in Folly's opinion?

3. Folly observes priests doing what with their duties?

4. Who are under the protection of the gods and Folly?

5. Which group of learned men does Folly mock for cloaking and bearding themselves to command respect?

(see the answer key)

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