Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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
In an age where technology reigns supreme, people are mystified and obsessed with criminals. This is evidenced by television shows which feature serial killers and movies that are meant to disgust and frighten. Do you think that society is ready for Sade? 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
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?
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