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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Folly's opinion, no one would be induced to take on the duties of a king without what?

2. Philosophers say that man can compensate for what nature has denied him by what?

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

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

5. To whom does God reveal the mystery of salvation, according to Folly?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Folly, which legendary age produced the happiest people, and why?

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

4. While interpreting Paul's words, "I speak as a fool, I am more," Folly digresses to speak about what?

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

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

7. According to Folly, how did Christ show folly?

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

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

10. Does Folly state that monks are foolish?

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