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

2. Whom is "given" to the company on the 6th night of Part Three?

3. What is the name of the narrations that everyone has gathered to listen to on "The First Day"?

4. At what time do the "Statutes" declare that the men should rise in the morning?

5. Why does Oxtiern plan for Ernestine to travel by carriage to Norrkoping?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why do Oxtiern and Madame Scholtz scheme to keep Ernestine and Herman apart?

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

4. At the third dinner party, who are the guests?

5. To whom do the 150 Simple Passions belong?

6. What did the introduction of "Oxtiern" state about the play?

7. Why does Ernestine wish to marry Herman?

8. What are the facts regarding the 150 Criminal Passions?

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

10. What are the stage directions for Act Three?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Do you agree with Villeterque's point of view on Sade's writings? Why/Why not? With what part of his statements do you agree? Why? With what part of his statements do you disagree? Why?

Essay Topic 3

Must we burn Sade? What do you think? Upon finding your answer, be sure to create an argument strong enough to try to sway others. Do we burn him? Why? What has he done to deserve this? Why not? How are his works worthy of praise and not punishment?

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