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The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What year did both Maurice Heine and Gilbert Lely give as the birth year of Sade "the writer"?



2. Where does Courval spend most of his time?



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



4. What writer loathed Sade and referred to him as "monster author"?



5. What did Sade call Villeterque at the opening of his reply to him?



Short Essay Questions

1. When Duclos continues her story on the First Day, what questions does Duc have regarding the story?



2. Why did Villeterque state that he would only address one of the questions that Sade posed in "Reflections on the Novel"?



3. What are the facts regarding the 150 Complex Passions?



4. What were the pairings of the "four libertines"?



5. What are the stage directions for Act Three?



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



7. Why does Duclos' story get interrupted on the First Day?



8. Why does Herman want to wait to marry?



9. Describe Mademoiselle de Florville.



10. What did the writings of Crebillion speak about?



Essay Topics

Many ancient cultures, dating back over 4,000 years, boasted very sexual imagery. Some of the imagery was very perverse in nature. While perverse, the desire for such imagery remained among many of the great cultures. Based upon this, do you believe that Sade's writings had a place in his own culture? Why/Why not? Why do you think that writings, such as Sade's, were desired among the great societies of the world?

Women have fought over Sade's writing. Angela Carter ("The Sadeian Woman: And the Ideology of Pornography" (1979)) believed Sade to be a "moral pornographer." Andrea Dworkin ("Pornography: Men Possessing Women" (1979)) saw Sade as the model of the "woman-hating pornographer." With whom do you agree? Did Sade hate women, or did he create a "special place" for women in the lives of men?

Write a critical analysis on Sade's texts. Focus on the material that both critics (included in the text) focused upon. Do you agree with their thoughts? Why? Do you disagree with their thoughts? Why?

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