The Praise of Folly Test | Final Test - Medium

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 96 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
Buy The Praise of Folly Lesson Plans
Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Folly states that examples from what prove that flattery can be sincere?
(a) Animals.
(b) Children.
(c) Literature.
(d) Theologians.

4. When did Christ first make himself a fool, in Folly's opinion?
(a) His death.
(b) His incarnation.
(c) His childhood.
(d) His adulthood.

5. Which book of the Bible does Folly first quote as speaking on her behalf?
(a) Romans.
(b) Genesis.
(c) Daniel.
(d) Ecclesiastes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which group of learned men does Folly mock for cloaking and bearding themselves to command respect?

2. Unlike the goddess Diana, Folly does not demand what?

3. Which god claims to free the mind from care?

4. What do all artists have, according to Folly?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the worship of the goddess Folly.

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

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

4. How does Folly relate to sin in the cases of Aaron, Saul, David, and Paul?

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

This section contains 642 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Praise of Folly Lesson Plans
The Praise of Folly from BookRags. (c)2018 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook