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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Nature as Destructive Principle.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Klossowski, "the substitution of Nature in a state of perpetual motion for God signifies, not the arrival of a happier era for humanity," but ____________________.
(a) The acceptance of the refusal to change.
(b) The right to do as one wished.
(c) The reality of sin.
(d) The beginning of tragedy.

2. At what "level" did Freud look at life?
(a) Animal.
(b) Mineral.
(c) Organic.
(d) Inorganic.

3. The purpose of Nature is ___________.
(a) Being a destroyer.
(b) Being a forgiver.
(c) Being a creative evolutionist.
(d) Being an accuser.

4. Whom did Klossowski name as the "original guilty party"?
(a) Woman.
(b) Sade.
(c) God.
(d) Man.

5. Whom did Klossowski quote about "original sin"?
(a) Locke.
(b) Descartes.
(c) Hobes.
(d) Joseph de Maistre.

Short Answer Questions

1. In March of 1793, how old was Sade?

2. Why did Beauvoir state that Sade "mistrusted everything and everybody"?

3. Who mistreated a poor family and then called for his own punishment by whipping?

4. According to "Must We Burn Sade?" what happened to Sade's manuscripts?

5. Who did Beauvoir state embodied Sade's failure?

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