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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who does Folly call unpopular, although they are happy because of their self-satisfaction?
(a) Children.
(b) Merchants.
(c) Monks.
(d) Women.

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

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

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

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

10. Folly states that a single system of what provides continuous torture for life?
(a) Grammar.
(b) Medicine.
(c) Sciences.
(d) Latin.

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

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

13. Making himself agreeable by flattery is a skill becoming to whom, according to Folly?
(a) A schoolmaster.
(b) A courtier.
(c) A monk.
(d) A king.

14. Who comprises the happiest group of people, according to Folly?
(a) The learned.
(b) The wise.
(c) Idiots, fools, nitwits, and simpletons.
(d) Liars, cheats, robbers, and swindlers.

15. Which character represents "flattery given to another"?
(a) Folly.
(b) Venus.
(c) Kolakia.
(d) Neptune.

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Christ first make himself a fool, in Folly's opinion?

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

3. What does the name "Bishop" mean?

4. Which nation shows its self-love by claiming a monopoly on polite manners?

5. Whom does Fortune favor?

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