Michel de Montaigne Quiz

Michel de Montaigne Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

How much do you know about the satirist who popularized the essay as a literary form? Take the Michel de Montaigne quiz from eNotes to find out. Contains ten questions about the French writer.

  • Question 1

    For how many years did Montaigne remain in almost total seclusion?

  • Question 2

    What literary form did Montaigne help to popularize?

  • Question 3

    From what physical affliction did Montaigne frequently suffer?

  • Question 4

    Montaigne thought that the only thing he could rely on was ______________.

  • Question 5

    As a child, the only language spoken in the home was:

  • Question 6

    What of Montaigne's is preserved at the parish church of Saint-Michel-de-Montaigne?

  • Question 7

    True or False: Montaigne was born into a family of enormous wealth

  • Question 8

    During his life, Montaigne was better known as a ____________ than an author.

  • Question 9

    True or False: Montaigne refused to the pre-arranged marriage set up by his father

  • Question 10

    Montaigne is often called the "father of modern _____________."

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