The Praise of Folly Test | Final Test - Hard

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The Praise of Folly Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 96 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many statues does Folly have?

2. What is Folly's temple?

3. Folly argues that she alone can make sin what?

4. Those born foolish are free from what?

5. Folly states that which group of people listens to the preaching of monks?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Folly argue that flattery is not incompatible with sincerity?

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

3. Describe the worship of the goddess Folly.

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

5. Where in the courts of kings does Folly say that she is evident?

6. How does Folly say that schoolmasters are indebted to her?

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

8. What does Ecclesiastes say about folly?

9. How does Folly differentiate between the two types of insanity?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Folly spends some time on her "praise" of the follies of the Roman Catholic Church. List two members of the church and explain why they are foolish.

Essay Topic 2

"There is merit in being attacked by Folly." Is the converse also true? Show three examples from the book in which Erasmus intended to attack with his praise.

Essay Topic 3

Erasmus began his book with a Prefatory Letter to his friend More. What was the purpose of this letter? What arguments does he make in it?

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