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The Praise of Folly Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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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. Erasmus says there is merit in being attacked by whom?
(a) Erasmus.
(b) Folly.
(c) Ignorance.
(d) The king.

2. Folly is the true bestower of what?
(a) Good things.
(b) Charm.
(c) Beauty.
(d) Long life.

3. What must one do to be considered a god, according to Folly?
(a) Have divine powers.
(b) Be born of a god.
(c) Help mortals.
(d) Be immortal.

4. Whom does Folly praise?
(a) The king.
(b) Rhetoricians.
(c) Herself.
(d) Erasmus.

5. Erasmus says he wants to survey the ridiculous rather than the what?
(a) Innocent.
(b) Intelligent.
(c) Squalid.
(d) Juvenile.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Folly, who shows the way to perfect wisdom?

2. What does Folly accuse of causing the bloom of youthful beauty to fade?

3. Which two nymphs nursed Folly?

4. In which year did Erasmus date his Prefatory Letter?

5. According to Folly, who would be disagreeable and disliked if not graced by her divine powers?

Short Essay Questions

1. Did Erasmus consider The Praise of Folly too frivolous for a theologian?

2. Does Folly agree with those who say that it is conceited to praise one's self?

3. In his Prefatory Letter, why did Erasmus marvel at the sensitivity of present-day ears?

4. What does Folly say was her effect upon her audience?

5. Why did Erasmus consider it unjust not to allow relaxations to those in the academic world?

6. Why does Folly consider her presence to be essential to friendship?

7. How long did Folly say she spent writing her speech?

8. How does Folly explain that Self-love is related to her?

9. According to Folly, do philosophers make good kings?

10. Does Folly speak highly of prudence?

(see the answer keys)

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