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This test 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 Topic 1
While it is a fact that Sade's writing was banned for close to 170 years in France, it was also banned in England and the United States. Why do you think that the ban was lifted on the text? What about the text did some find worthy of lifting the ban? Would you have lifted the ban? Why/Why not?
Essay Topic 2
Compare and contrast the character of Oxtiern in the play "Oxtiern" and in the story "Ernestine." How are the depictions similar? How are they different? Which Oxtiern did you find more offensive? Why?
Essay Topic 3
How did you find yourself reacting to the text as you read it? What were your concerns? Did you believe that you were prepared to read the text and find that you were, in fact, not? Or, did you find that you were more than prepared for the material presented in the text because of the more lax societal views on sexual "deviancy" today?
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