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. What is the name of Duc's daughter whom he gives to Curval to marry?

2. In Part Two, on what evening is Duc flogged while copulating with Zelmire's maid?

3. What is the most imposing mine in all of Sweden?

4. How many children did Duc de Blangis have?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Oxtiern tell Fabrice that Ernestine's father has not accompanied her on her travels?

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

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

5. What does the Duc require of Curval if he is to allow Curval to marry his daughter Julie?

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

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

8. What are the stage directions for Act One?

9. To whom do the 150 Simple Passions belong?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why do you believe that the "Passions" moved from "complex" to "criminal" to "murderous"? What was the progression? What changed as the "Passions" progressed? Why do you believe the "Passions" changed?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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