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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. At the beginning of the Fifth Dialogue, to what does Dolmance compare Augustin's phallus?
(a) A cannon.
(b) A geyser.
(c) A serpent.
(d) A stalagtite.

2. In their argument regarding empathy and weakness, who are Dolmance and Chevalier trying to convince?
(a) Each other.
(b) Madame de Saint-Ange.
(c) Augustin.
(d) Eugenie.

3. According to Dolmance, what naturally follows desire?
(a) Boredom.
(b) Madness.
(c) Disease.
(d) Disappointment.

4. What is the first form of love that Dolmance decries in this section?
(a) Familial love.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Friendship.
(d) Love of self.

5. Dolmance believes all laws are a crime against whom?
(a) The aristocracy.
(b) The individual.
(c) God.
(d) Eros.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Dolmance claim that Chevalier lacks at the end of the Fifth Dialogue?

2. Who does Dolmance call near the end of this section?

3. The only useful union between two people, according to Dolmance, is what?

4. Which character does not have vaginal intercourse in The Bedroom Philosophers?

5. According to Dolmance in this section, why are all kings tyrants?

Short Essay Questions

1. What argument does Dolmance regarding the human heart in the beginning of this section?

2. What proclamation regarding crime does Dolmance make at the beginning of this section?

3. Why does Dolmance not break Eugenie's hymen?

4. In the Fifth Dialogue, what does Dolmance explain about the law to Eugenie?

5. How does Eugenie's reaction to her mother in the beginning of the Final Dialogue reflect a change in her character?

6. What trepidations does Augustin have at the beginning of the Fifth Dialogue?

7. How is Dolmance awed by Augustin in this section?

8. According to the author of the pamphlet, what is the value of suicide?

9. Why is marriage unpatriotic, according to the author?

10. What surprising statement does Chevalier make at the beginning of this section?

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