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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Folly states that Christ's disciples were told not to use what in defending themselves?
(a) Their own intelligence.
(b) God's wisdom.
(c) Foolishness.
(d) Witty answers.

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

3. What do all artists have, according to Folly?
(a) Fame.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Self-love.
(d) Poverty.

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

5. Folly believes that medicine and law are an aspect of what?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Prudence.
(c) Flattery.
(d) Nature.

6. Those born foolish are free from what?
(a) Prison.
(b) Jobs and occupations.
(c) Happiness and bliss.
(d) Fears and pangs of conscience.

7. In Folly's opinion, no one would be induced to take on the duties of a king without what?
(a) Chivalry.
(b) Honor.
(c) Folly.
(d) A noble heart.

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

9. The Stoics believed that nothing is as pitiable as what?
(a) Grief.
(b) Religious devotion.
(c) Insanity.
(d) Emotions.

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

11. Who or what does Folly say provides the gods with laughter, sport, and fun?
(a) Legends.
(b) Themselves.
(c) Poor mortals.
(d) Four-legged creatures.

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

13. Which wise men of his day did Folly say that Christ attacked?
(a) Schoolmasters.
(b) Rhetoricians, orators, and Stoics.
(c) Pharisees, scribes, and teachers of the Law.
(d) Rabbis.

14. Philosophers say that man can compensate for what nature has denied him by what?
(a) Learning.
(b) Instinct.
(c) Praying.
(d) Sleeping.

15. Folly argues that she alone can make sin what?
(a) Enviable.
(b) Tempting.
(c) Pardonable.
(d) Humorous.

Short Answer Questions

1. Among the learned men, whom does Folly call the most self-satisfied?

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

3. To whom, according to Folly, did Christ unfailingly preach folly?

4. Whom does Folly quote as an authority who praises her by saying, "The world is full of fools"?

5. 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."

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