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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the value of starvation, according to Dolmance in the Third Dialogue?
(a) It creates manure.
(b) It reduces the population.
(c) It allows him to eat more.
(d) It separates to lazy from the industrious.

2. Which of the following groups is not one that Sade refers to specifically in To the Libertines?
(a) Girls.
(b) Women.
(c) Profligates.
(d) Clergy.

3. What role models does Dolmance detest vocally regarding his virtue-vice argument?
(a) Professors.
(b) Clergymen.
(c) Parents.
(d) Politicians.

4. What letter does Chevalier use to denote the friend who introduced her to Dolmance?
(a) V.
(b) A.
(c) S.
(d) X.

5. With whom does Madame de Saint-Ange intend Eugenie to break her hymen?
(a) Augustin.
(b) Chevalier.
(c) Her father.
(d) Dolmance.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the end of the Third Dialogue, what two subjects does Dolmance discuss as being of particular joy to a libertine?

2. Instructing Eugenie on the precautions she must take as a wanton woman, Madame tell her to do what regularly?

3. What corporal punishment does Dolmance administer to Eugenie early in the Third Dialogue?

4. According to Dolmance, what separates the understanding of virtue and vice?

5. According to Dolmance, Christianity is just a newer form of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Dolmance.

2. What does Dolmance think about parental control of children?

3. What theory regarding large penises does Dolmance posit in the Fourth Dialogue?

4. What hypothetical sexual inundation do Dolmance and Madame concoct in the Fourth Dialogue?

5. How does Madame de Saint-Ange recommend a married woman carry out her infidelity?

6. What pattern of sexual arrangements emerges in the Third Dialogue?

7. How does Dolmance decry religion in this section?

8. What odd and incorrect theories of conception are discussed in the Third Dialogue?

9. At the beginning of this section, what argument does Dolmance make regarding virtue?

10. How does the Chevalier reassure Eugenie at the beginning of the Fourth Dialogue?

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