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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. When does Nature find man "wrong"?
(a) When he multiplies.
(b) When he sins against mankind.
(c) When he sins against God.
(d) When he sins against Nature.

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

3. In what year was the Bastille stormed?
(a) 1796.
(b) 1789.
(c) 1792.
(d) 1799.

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

5. 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 right to do as one wished.
(b) The acceptance of the refusal to change.
(c) The beginning of tragedy.
(d) The reality of sin.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much did Florville receive from her adoptive mother upon her death?

2. Who had written successful novels, although he "indulged vice and strayed from virtue"?

3. In what year did Sade publish "Les Crimes de l'Amour"?

4. Where did Florville go to give birth?

5. At the opening of "Florville and Courval," how old is Courval?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the progression of the novel throughout history?

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

3. What did Sade say that Voltaire did when he wrote?

4. What was the description of Sade from March 1793?

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

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

7. What does Courval do to find a new wife?

8. What does the "arranger" believe will not please Courval about Florville's conduct?

9. What were Sade's beliefs about giving the title of "novel" to a written work?

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

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