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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Villeterque accused Rousseau, Voltaire, Marmontel, Fielding, and Richardson of saying that the way to happiness was _______________.
(a) Virtue alone.
(b) Sin alone.
(c) Repentance.
(d) Loneliness with another.

4. According to Beauvoir, what did Sade come to know at an early age?
(a) Foulness and violence.
(b) Hatred and violence.
(c) Hatred and sadism.
(d) Resentment and violence.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which author did Sade supposedly ignore because of his jealousy regarding the individual's success as a writer?

2. At the end of his review, what did Villeterque say would happen to Rousseau, Voltaire, Marmontel, Fielding, and Richardson?

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

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

5. Where was the only place that Sade believed he could assert himself?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the contradiction that Villeterque set up regarding glory, virtue, and villainy?

2. Why is Courval considering remarrying?

3. What did Klossowski state that Sade believed regarding "Nature in a state of perpetual motion"?

4. What do Sade's admirers admit about Sade's work?

5. Why did Villeterque state that Sade held "erroneous opinions"?

6. Why did man write novels?

7. What did Sade believe regarding motion?

8. What did Sade state about Vileterque's response to "Les Crimes de l'Amour"?

9. What did the writings of Crebillion speak about?

10. Describe Mademoiselle de Florville.

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