1. How did Laclos' contemporary critics feel his novel would impact society?
(a) The novel would offer scrupulous moral lessons.
(b) The novel would challenge the political regime.
(c) The novel would showcase French literary talent.
(d) The novel would corrupt more people than it saved.
2. How did French society view Laclos after the publication of _Les Liaisons Dangereuses_?
(a) As a "genius."
(b) As a "saint."
(c) As a "monster."
(d) As a "mystery."
3. Which place in the social hierarchy did Laclos' family occupy?
(a) The peasant class.
(b) The highest form of the gentry.
(c) The lowest form of nobility.
(d) The clergy.
4. What was the beginning of Laclos' military career like?
(a) He was garrisoned in provincial towns and saw no battle action.
(b) He set sail for India and China to support France's colonial efforts.
(c) He became a decorated hero and military adviser to the King.
(d) He fought constantly in the Seven Years' War.
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