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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What grows in the place of Folly's birth?
(a) Onions.
(b) Butterflies.
(c) The gardens of Adonis.
(d) The tree of life.

2. Who segregated passions from the wise man?
(a) The Stoics.
(b) Socrates.
(c) The Epicureans.
(d) The Sophists.

3. Folly is in poor repute even amongst whom?
(a) Madmen.
(b) The greatest fools.
(c) The noblemen.
(d) The learned.

4. Erasmus marvels that present-day ears can bear to hear only what?
(a) Honorific titles.
(b) Serious prose.
(c) Music.
(d) Pedantic poetry.

5. What does Folly state is necessary for friendship?
(a) Reason.
(b) Folly.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Honesty.

6. Folly states that not wanting more than your share of wisdom is a true sign of what?
(a) Prudence.
(b) Folly.
(c) Reverence.
(d) Stupidity.

7. How does Folly describe the whole life of man?
(a) A stage play.
(b) A novel.
(c) A walk in the park.
(d) Dust in the wind.

8. Who considers themselves gods on earth if they can use Greek words in their speeches?
(a) Sophists.
(b) Rhetoricians.
(c) English.
(d) Professors.

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

10. Folly considers emotions to be what in relation to wisdom?
(a) Deterrents.
(b) Slaves and subjects.
(c) Guides and incentives.
(d) Masters.

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

12. According to Folly, what kind of man is unlucky in regards to children?
(a) Indulgent.
(b) Wise.
(c) Foolish.
(d) Impulsive.

13. To whom did Erasmus dedicate The Praise of Folly?
(a) Henry VIII.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) Homer.
(d) Thomas More.

14. What does Folly say would be rampant without her?
(a) Divorce.
(b) Friendship.
(c) Learning.
(d) Babies.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Erasmus remembers that someone wrote the last will and testament of the piglet Grunnius Corocotta, as mentioned by whom?

2. What first put the idea of The Praise of Folly into Erasmus's head?

3. How did Folly begin life?

4. What is unknown in the place of Folly's birth?

5. According to Erasmus, nothing is so trivial as treating what in a trivial manner?

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