The Praise of Folly Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 96 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Praise of Folly Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 96 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 1 - 4.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What first put the idea of The Praise of Folly into Erasmus's head?
(a) A humorous event on his trip.
(b) A book he was reading.
(c) His friend's family name.
(d) His dream.

2. What is the Greek word for "folly"?
(a) Levity.
(b) Moria.
(c) Follia.
(d) Utopia.

3. Where was Folly born?
(a) The Islands of the Blest.
(b) A hollow cave.
(c) Wandering Delos.
(d) The Island of Troy.

4. Who are the two gods in Folly's household?
(a) Mirth and Longevity.
(b) Zeus and Mars.
(c) Zeus and Theseus.
(d) Revelry and Sound Sleep.

5. According to the Prefatory Letter, Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly on what?
(a) A carriage.
(b) A boat.
(c) A stagecoach.
(d) Horseback.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following does Erasmus name as a famous author who wrote frivolity?

2. How does Folly claim she is delivering her speech?

3. According to Erasmus, nothing is so trivial as treating what in a trivial manner?

4. What does Erasmus request the recipient of his book to be?

5. Folly's father is the god of what?

(see the answer key)

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