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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Folly says that to be foolish is not to be miserable, but to be what?
(a) Divine.
(b) Human.
(c) Wise.
(d) Neglected.

3. Why are poets not as much in debt to Folly as schoolmasters are?
(a) There are fewer poets.
(b) Poets are more foolish.
(c) Poets do not live as long as schoolmasters.
(d) Poets are a free race.

4. Which nation shows its self-love by claiming a monopoly on polite manners?
(a) Belgium.
(b) Russia.
(c) France.
(d) Austria.

5. Euripides says that the wise man has two what?
(a) Lives.
(b) Hands.
(c) Minds.
(d) Tongues.

6. How many statues does Folly have?
(a) As many as there are men who wear her image.
(b) As many as there are fish.
(c) As many as there are stars in the sky.
(d) As many as there are jesters.

7. To whom does God reveal the mystery of salvation, according to Folly?
(a) Lawyers and theologians.
(b) Rhetoricians, orators, and Stoics.
(c) Little children.
(d) The wise.

8. What is Folly's temple?
(a) The minds of men.
(b) The ocean.
(c) The whole world.
(d) The sky.

9. According to Folly, who despises money?
(a) The greedy.
(b) The merchant.
(c) The fool.
(d) The wise man.

10. As Folly prepares to call on the Holy Scriptures for support, what does she wish to wear?
(a) A theologian's garb.
(b) A monk's robe.
(c) A priest's stole.
(d) A fool's cap.

11. Who does Folly say refutes pagan philosophers by their way of life rather than syllogisms?
(a) The apostles.
(b) Theologians.
(c) Monks.
(d) Priests.

12. According to Folly, man's happiness depends not upon facts, but upon what?
(a) His opinions.
(b) His possessions.
(c) His friends.
(d) His money.

13. Who, according to Folly, interpret the Holy Scripture to fit their own purposes?
(a) Kings.
(b) Children.
(c) Monks.
(d) Theologians.

14. Whom does Folly hold responsible for introducing the branches of learning?
(a) Plato.
(b) Evil spirits.
(c) Folly.
(d) Flattery.

15. Whom does Folly consider to be the only god who shows no partiality?
(a) Folly.
(b) Mars.
(c) Vernus.
(d) Hercules.

Short Answer Questions

1. Folly argues that she alone can make sin what?

2. What does the name "Bishop" mean?

3. Which god claims to free the mind from care?

4. Folly states that examples from what prove that flattery can be sincere?

5. Whom does Folly describe as "thrifty, impoverished, miserable, grumpy, harsh and unjust to himself, disagreeable and prematurely white-haired and senile . . ."?

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