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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 34 - 37.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Folly, who provides all advantages in life?
(a) Zeus.
(b) Folly.
(c) Athena.
(d) Self-love.

2. If someone could look down upon the life of man as Jove does, what does Folly say he would see?
(a) Great folly.
(b) Many disasters.
(c) Many blessings.
(d) Ease and comfort.

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

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

5. Which insect does Folly consider happy for following its natural instincts?
(a) The butterfly.
(b) The wasp.
(c) The grasshopper.
(d) The bee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which god was given a name that means "foolish" in Greek?

2. Who, according to Folly, interpret the Holy Scripture to fit their own purposes?

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

4. Which poet wrote, "For ignorance provides the happiest life"?

5. As Folly prepares to call on the Holy Scriptures for support, what does she wish to wear?

(see the answer key)

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