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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4, Chapter 3, Domain.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the focus of the codes of sexual conduct up to the end of the eighteenth century?
(a) Married couples.
(b) Extra-marital sex.
(c) Children.
(d) Perversions.

2. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the cycle of prohibition?
(a) All of the above.
(b) The threat of a punishment that is the supression of sex.
(c) Power constrains sex only through a taboo that plays on the alternative between two nonexistences.
(d) To deal with sex, power employs nothing more than a law of prohibition.

3. What does the hysterization of women's bodies refer to?
(a) The notion that the women's bodies are extreme manifestations of male counterparts.
(b) The notion that women's bodies are hightly sexual and was predisposed to medical pathology.
(c) The discovery that women's bodies created more emotional reaction than male bodies.
(d) The identification of the female body as being at the root of female mental instability.

4. Which of the following is true about the medicalization of the sexually peculiar?
(a) There was a sensualization of power.
(b) All alternate sexualities were looked at as having the same root.
(c) It was distinctly unpleasant to those receiving treatment.
(d) It recognized alternate sexualities as part of the essential nature of the person.

5. What does Foucault say the universal taboo of incest has caused to happen?
(a) It has unified social strategies into the family unit.
(b) Secure sexuality under law and give alliance control over sexuality.
(c) It has brought sexual discourse into the home.
(d) It has created multiple perversions.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the relationship between pleasure and power?

2. What does Foucault say we need to do in order to understand the relationship between sexuality and power?

3. What statement does Foucault make about why power over sexuality remains the law of interdiction?

4. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the logic of censorship?

5. According to Foucault, which of the following is NOT one of the ways we view sex?

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