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Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many questions did Villeterque say that Sade had raised in "Reflections on the Novel"?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

2. On what holiday did Sade terrorize Rose Keller?
(a) Christmas.
(b) New Year's.
(c) All Hallow's Eve.
(d) Easter.

3. 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) All of the given answers.
(c) Shame.
(d) Prayer.

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

5. To what Roman goddess does Courval compare Florville?
(a) Minerva.
(b) Nyx.
(c) Aphrodite.
(d) Hera.

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

7. At the opening of "Florville and Courval," how old is Courval?
(a) 45.
(b) 50.
(c) 55.
(d) 60.

8. Who is the first slave to Nature's laws?
(a) Nature.
(b) God.
(c) Animals.
(d) Man.

9. According to Klossowski, "what we call crime must contain the key" to ___________.
(a) Societal aversions.
(b) Hope.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Sin.

10. How old was Florville when Saint-Agne proposed to her?
(a) 24.
(b) 27.
(c) 31.
(d) 34.

11. Where does Courval spend most of his time?
(a) Near Saulcet.
(b) Near Caaux.
(c) Near Nemours.
(d) Near Laiz.

12. According to Klossowski, what philosopher opposed the sufferings of the innocent?
(a) Machiavelli.
(b) Socrates.
(c) Plato.
(d) Nietzsche.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Beauvoir, what did Sade come to know at an early age?

2. What kind of opinions does an author hold when they contradict their own views?

3. In what cell was Sade kept while at Vincennes prison?

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

5. What did Sade believe existed outside of the three kingdoms of species and creatures?

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