The Praise of Folly Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 18 - 23.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Folly accuse of causing the bloom of youthful beauty to fade?
(a) Mature sense.
(b) Moral maturity.
(c) Old age.
(d) Folly.

2. Who is the father of Folly?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Poseidon.
(c) Zeus.
(d) Plutus.

3. According to Folly, to whom does life owe its beginning?
(a) Jupiter.
(b) Folly.
(c) God.
(d) Pallas.

4. What does Zeus have to put aside in order to make a child?
(a) His divinity and anger.
(b) His previous wife.
(c) His thunderbolt and grimness.
(d) His cloak and dagger.

5. Erasmus remembers that someone wrote the last will and testament of the piglet Grunnius Corocotta, as mentioned by whom?
(a) Ovid.
(b) Homer.
(c) St. Jerome.
(d) The Apostle Paul.

Short Answer Questions

1. Folly's father is the god of what?

2. Erasmus marvels that present-day ears can bear to hear only what?

3. Who are the two gods in Folly's household?

4. Men seek from saints that which belongs to whom?

5. Who can speak the truth without giving offense, according to Folly?

(see the answer key)

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