The Praise of Folly by Erasmus: Summary & Analysis Video


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In The Praise of Folly, who are described as the happiest creatures on earth?

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1. According to Erasmus in The Praise of Folly, what occupation kills the joy of the people?

2. The state of being wise in practical affairs of life is known as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this printable quiz and worksheet combo to challenge your understanding of Erasmus' The Praise of Folly. Quiz questions will involve the analyzing the opinions of the essay's protagonist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will discuss topics within The Praise of Folly, including:

  • Folly's opinion of religious zeal
  • Erasmus' literary devices
  • The occupation responsible for the death of joy

Skills Practiced

Use these skills to complete the quiz and worksheet combo:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you have read the summary correctly by identifying the narrative techniques employed by Erasmus
  • Knowledge application - analyze the lesson about The Praise of Folly by answering a questions about the state of being wise in practical affairs
  • Reading comprehension - recall what you have learned about The Praise of Folly to recognize the happiest creatures on earth

Additional Learning

To learn more about Erasmus, and The Praise of Folly, review the lesson entitled The Praise of Folly by Erasmus: Summary & Analysis. This lesson includes topic such as Erasmus':

  • Occupation
  • Use of satire
  • Perspective of religion