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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. Folly states that man's mind is most susceptible to what?
(a) Reality.
(b) Truth.
(c) Falsehoods.
(d) Facts.

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

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

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

5. According to Folly, if a doctor is foolish, what soars higher?
(a) His mistakes.
(b) His ego.
(c) His wisdom.
(d) His reputation.

Short Answer Questions

1. Folly states that Christ's disciples were told not to use what in defending themselves?

2. Which animal does Folly pity for being made to work with men?

3. Which character represents "flattery given to another"?

4. According to Folly, members of the church hierarchy leave everything to devote themselves to what?

5. Those born foolish are free from what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Before using the Scriptures, which authorities does Folly cite as supporting her?

2. What example does Folly take from the animal kingdom to prove her point that the most foolish are the happiest?

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

4. What does Ecclesiastes say about folly?

5. How does Folly argue that flattery is not incompatible with sincerity?

6. Does Folly state that monks are foolish?

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

8. According to Folly, which kind of authors are happy?

9. Why does Folly say that kings like to be around fools?

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

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