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. According to Folly, who shows the way to perfect wisdom?
(a) Flattery.
(b) Folly.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Ignorance.

2. In which year did Erasmus date his Prefatory Letter?
(a) 1500.
(b) 1508.
(c) 1598.
(d) 1550.

3. How does Folly claim she is delivering her speech?
(a) Quickly.
(b) With intentionality and serious thought.
(c) With great emotion.
(d) Extempore, or unprepared.

4. What is the best name for those who are complete fools, but try to pass as wise men?
(a) Wisacres.
(b) Frauds.
(c) Foolish-wise.
(d) Hypocrites.

5. Whom does Folly consider happier than Odysseus (also known as Ulysses)?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Gryllus.
(c) Penelope.
(d) Athena.

Short Answer Questions

1. Erasmus says he wants to survey the ridiculous rather than the what?

2. Folly claims that all emotions belong to whom?

3. In criticizing the men of his day, whom does Erasmus name?

4. Because Folly dispenses every benefit to all alike, what does she think she should be named?

5. According to Erasmus, nothing is more entertaining than treating what in such a way as to make it clear you are doing anything but trifling with them?

(see the answer key)

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