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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who are under the protection of the gods and Folly?
(a) Children.
(b) Fools.
(c) Animals.
(d) Gods.

2. What does the name "Bishop" mean?
(a) Fool.
(b) Savior.
(c) Deceiver.
(d) Overseer.

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

4. Which group of learned men does Folly mock for cloaking and bearding themselves to command respect?
(a) Monks.
(b) Fools.
(c) Philosophers.
(d) Poets.

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."
(a) Kings.
(b) Rhetoricians.
(c) Merchants.
(d) Popes.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. According to Folly, if a doctor is foolish, what soars higher?

4. Who protested when his friends rescued him from delusion?

5. According to Folly, who stretch the Holy Scriptures like a tanner with a hide?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the worship of the goddess Folly.

2. Does Folly state that monks are foolish?

3. How does Folly say that schoolmasters are indebted to her?

4. What examples does Folly give of the benevolent form of insanity?

5. What are naturally-born fools and idiots free from, according to Folly?

6. How does Folly respond to the argument that foolishness is an unhappy state?

7. After comparing herself to Bacchus, in what ways does Folly consider herself superior to the other gods?

8. How does Folly argue that Fortune favors the foolish?

9. According to Folly, who was happier: Gryllus or Odysseus? Why?

10. How does Folly explain that humans amuse the gods?

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