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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Beauvoir, what did Sade long for?
(a) A strong soul.
(b) A real life.
(c) The ability to be regarded as a famous writer.
(d) The ability to do what he wished without punishment.

2. At the end of his review, what did Villeterque say would happen to Rousseau, Voltaire, Marmontel, Fielding, and Richardson?
(a) They would "be exhaulted."
(b) They would "be found guilty of their crimes."
(c) They would "be revered."
(d) They would be "read no more."

3. Who mistreated a poor family and then called for his own punishment by whipping?
(a) Sade.
(b) Almani.
(c) Duc.
(d) Saint-Ford.

4. Who wrote "Journees amusantes"?
(a) Poisson.
(b) Lenclos.
(c) De Sevigne.
(d) Gomez.

5. What did Sade call Villeterque during his response to him?
(a) Villeterque-the-condemner.
(b) Villeterque-the-sinner.
(c) Villeterque-the-swine.
(d) Villeterque-the-plagiarist.

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

7. What chemist did Klossowski quote regarding his fears about Nature?
(a) Bernoulli.
(b) Farady.
(c) Almani.
(d) Bacon.

8. According to Sade, who needed to be classified as poets and not novelists?
(a) The prose writers.
(b) The satirists.
(c) The troubadours.
(d) The miracle pageant writers.

9. What is Courval's income, as noted by Sade?
(a) 15,000 francs.
(b) 5,000 francs.
(c) 10,000 francs.
(d) 25,000 francs.

10. What does Florville want to tell Courval before they marry?
(a) The adventures of her life.
(b) The story of her parents.
(c) The story about her finding God.
(d) The story behind her affair.

11. According to "Must We Burn Sade?" what happened to Sade's manuscripts?
(a) They were banned.
(b) They were lost.
(c) They were burned.
(d) They were stolen.

12. How many years longer does Sade say that Courval will live?
(a) 2.
(b) 100.
(c) 20.
(d) 10.

13. What did Klossowski state was a "moral being and not a created being"?
(a) Sade.
(b) Sin.
(c) Evil.
(d) Adam.

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

15. What did Sade accuse Villeterque of quoting?
(a) Out of context delusions.
(b) Out of context passages of dialogue.
(c) Out of context passages of lust.
(d) Out of context isolated phrases.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Sade, the truly honest man refuses to deal in ____________.

2. What did Sade "push to a point" where "it will be invested with the form of a truly transcendental fatalism"?

3. What did Sade believe Villeterque's insults were "dictated by"?

4. Who is the first slave to Nature's laws?

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

(see the answer keys)

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