Les Liaisons Dangereuses Multiple Choice Test Questions

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
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Introduction through Editor' Preface

1. How did Laclos' contemporary critics feel his novel would impact society?
(a) The novel would offer scrupulous moral lessons.
(b) The novel would corrupt more people than it saved.
(c) The novel would challenge the political regime.
(d) The novel would showcase French literary talent.

2. How did French society view Laclos after the publication of _Les Liaisons Dangereuses_?
(a) As a "mystery."
(b) As a "genius."
(c) As a "saint."
(d) As a "monster."

3. Which place in the social hierarchy did Laclos' family occupy?
(a) The highest form of the gentry.
(b) The clergy.
(c) The peasant class.
(d) The lowest form of nobility.

4. What was the beginning of Laclos' military career like?
(a) He fought constantly in the Seven Years' War.
(b) He set sail for India and China to support France's colonial efforts.
(c) He was garrisoned in provincial towns and saw no battle action.
(d) He became a decorated hero and military adviser to the King.

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