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

2. What did Klossowski state was the only way Sadean conscience recovers her liberty?
(a) By destroying her own works.
(b) By forging forward at all costs.
(c) By insuring that her works become immortal.
(d) By forgetting who she is completely.

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

4. Why did Beauvoir state that Sade "mistrusted everything and everybody"?
(a) Sade was maladjusted.
(b) Sade's bad relationship with his mother.
(c) Sade was a criminal.
(d) Sade was bipolar.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Klossowski, "what we call crime must contain the key" to ___________.

2. On what holiday did Sade terrorize Rose Keller?

3. 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 ____________________.

4. According to Beauvoir, what did Sade long for?

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

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