The Praise of Folly Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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The Praise of Folly Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 11 - 15.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Whom does Folly consider her sister?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Ignorance.
(c) Self-love.
(d) Friendship.

3. Folly states that men create art because of a thirst for what?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Fame.
(c) Independence.
(d) Money.

4. Which poet wrote, "For ignorance provides the happiest life"?
(a) Homer.
(b) Sophocles.
(c) Aquinas.
(d) Plato.

5. Erasmus follows the well-known popular proverb that states that a man should do what?
(a) Defame himself.
(b) Praise others before himself.
(c) Speak with false humility.
(d) Praise himself, if no one else will.

Short Answer Questions

1. Folly is in poor repute even amongst whom?

2. According to the Prefatory Letter, Erasmus wrote The Praise of Folly on what?

3. Erasmus marvels that present-day ears can bear to hear only what?

4. Who considers themselves gods on earth if they can use Greek words in their speeches?

5. To whom did Erasmus dedicate The Praise of Folly?

(see the answer key)

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