The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Reflections on the Novel.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Sade, man is prey to what two weaknesses?
(a) Prayer and desire.
(b) Desire and need.
(c) Lust and love.
(d) Prayer and love.

2. Which of Sade's plays was a great success?
(a) "Le Prevaricateur ou le Magistrat du temps passe."
(b) "Les Antiquaires."
(c) "Oxtiern."
(d) "Les Fetes de l'amitie."

3. What was the first thing that Sade did when society "quickly seized upon Sade's secret and classified it as a crime"?
(a) All of the given answers.
(b) Shame.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Humility.

4. According to Sade, the Romans had the weaknesses of ________________.
(a) Hate and power.
(b) Spite and malice.
(c) Lust and love.
(d) Prayer and love.

5. Who engineered Sade's escape form Miolans?
(a) His wife.
(b) His best friend.
(c) His mother.
(d) His mistress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year did both Maurice Heine and Gilbert Lely give as the birth year of Sade "the writer"?

2. Whom did Klossowski name as the "original guilty party"?

3. The purpose of Nature is ___________.

4. In what year did Sade publish "Les Crimes de l'Amour"?

5. According to Klossowski, what philosopher opposed the sufferings of the innocent?

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