Michel de Montaigne Quiz

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.

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

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

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  3. What literary form did Montaigne help to popularize?

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

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

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

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

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  8. From what physical affliction did Montaigne frequently suffer?

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

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

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