The Praise of Folly Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 16 - 17.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Whom does Folly consider her sister?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Self-love.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) Ignorance.

2. Erasmus states that his praise of folly has not been altogether what?
(a) Welcomed.
(b) Criticized.
(c) Wasted.
(d) Foolish.

3. Orators prepare long speeches to do what Folly does with her what?
(a) Looks.
(b) Laughter.
(c) Speech.
(d) Riddles.

4. What is unknown in the place of Folly's birth?
(a) Gardens.
(b) Youth, immaturity, and pain.
(c) Toil, old age, and sickness.
(d) Harsh words or war.

5. Whom does Folly praise?
(a) Rhetoricians.
(b) Erasmus.
(c) The king.
(d) Herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who comprises the happiest group of people, according to Folly?

2. Which insect does Folly consider happy for following its natural instincts?

3. Erasmus answers the charge that he is too sarcastic by saying that ________ has always enjoyed freedom to exercise their wit on the common life of man.

4. What is the least deceptive mirror of the mind?

5. Erasmus anticipates that critics will clamor that he is reviving what?

(see the answer key)

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