The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings Test | Final 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. How many men seized Herman as he ran from Madame Scholtz's house after being accused of theft?

2. According to Casmir's claims, who is the accomplice to the Count in debaucheries?

3. According to Ernestine, what will she never be able to do again?

4. The narrator questions Falkeniem about __________.

5. How many courses does the mid-day meal have?

Short Essay Questions

1. During the sixth week festival in December, what happens?

2. Who are the guests at the first dinner party of the "four libertines"?

3. In a short summary, what happens during the action of Duclos' story?

4. Why does the narrator wish to see the famous mines in Sweden?

5. What are the facts regarding the 150 Murderous Passions?

6. What main concerns does Fabrice have regarding Oxtiern's relationship with Ernestine?

7. What happens to Narcisse at the supper meal on the First Day?

8. What does the First Day entail?

9. What does Oxtiern tell Fabrice is his only concern?

10. What are the details surrounding Herman?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

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

This essay needs to be written in definitive sections. Answer the following questions in the succession asked.

1) What is the difference between sadism and masochism?

2) Do you believe one to be more deviant than the other?

3) In your opinion, was Sade a sadist or masochist?

4) Do you believe that his infatuation with either sadism or masochism fueled his writings? If not, what do you believe fueled it?

Essay Topic 3

Do you believe that Sade appropriately defended himself in his response to Villeterque? In what ways did Sade appropriately defend himself? In what ways did he fail to defend himself? Do you believe that Sade wrote the best response that he could to Villeterque? Why/Why not?

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