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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Folly describe the schools where schoolmasters teach?
(a) Quiet places of study.
(b) Treadmills and torture chambers.
(c) Citadels of wisdom.
(d) Storehouses of knowledge.

2. What do men gain by hunting, in Folly's opinion?
(a) Maturity.
(b) Meat.
(c) Degeneration.
(d) Masculinity.

3. In creation, God forbade man to eat of which tree?
(a) The tree of hate.
(b) The tree of love.
(c) The tree of folly.
(d) The tree of knowledge.

4. Which animal does Folly pity for being made to work with men?
(a) The dog.
(b) The horse.
(c) The donkey.
(d) The ox.

5. Folly observes priests doing what with their duties?
(a) Leaving them for another day.
(b) Delegating them to subordinates.
(c) Questioning them.
(d) Embracing them wholeheartedly.

6. Those who take pride in their ancestry lead happy lives, thanks to whom?
(a) Self-love.
(b) Pride.
(c) Forgetfulness.
(d) Delusion.

7. Unlike the goddess Diana, Folly does not demand what?
(a) Sacrifices.
(b) Worship.
(c) Priests.
(d) Temples.

8. Who protested when his friends rescued him from delusion?
(a) Achilles.
(b) Barnabas.
(c) Homer's Odysseus.
(d) Horace's Argive.

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

10. Who, according to Folly, believes they support the church by their syllogisms, and without them it would fall?
(a) Theologians.
(b) The apostles.
(c) Logicians.
(d) Schoolmasters.

11. Men seek from saints that which belongs to whom?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) The Virgin Mary.
(c) Folly.
(d) God.

12. To whom, according to Folly, did Christ unfailingly preach folly?
(a) Sophists.
(b) His apostles.
(c) Wise men.
(d) Prisoners.

13. Of the fools, who does Folly say handles the meanest sort of business by the meanest methods?
(a) Rhetoricians.
(b) Merchants.
(c) Poets.
(d) Doctors.

14. Folly states that which group of people listens to the preaching of monks?
(a) Fools and children.
(b) The elderly and the poor.
(c) Theologians and magicians.
(d) Merchants and women.

15. Among the learned men, whom does Folly call the most self-satisfied?
(a) Poets.
(b) Merchants.
(c) Schoolmasters.
(d) Lawyers.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Holy Scriptures, which man says "I speak as a fool, I am more"?

2. About whom is Folly speaking in the following: "They pay high tribute to folly in believing that what can't be refuted by argument can often be parried by laughter."

3. Who does Folly say refutes pagan philosophers by their way of life rather than syllogisms?

4. The Stoics believed that nothing is as pitiable as what?

5. What do all artists have, according to Folly?

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