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