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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 is the psychiatrization of perverse pleasure?
(a) The identification of the need of mental help to those of uncommon sexuality.
(b) The labeling as the perverse as the essence of a person.
(c) The study of sex as a biological and psychical condition with pathologies that could be normalized.
(d) The realization of pleasure in psychiatric discourse.

2. What are the "reasons for being" of the deployment of alliance compared to the deployment of sexuality?
(a) Control of the population vs expansion of perversions.
(b) Social law vs biological impulses that end in reproduction.
(c) Maintaining social law vs proliferating itself and controlling populations.
(d) Making marital bonds paramount vs liberating sexuality.

3. How did the institutions of power that developed in the Middle Ages, primarily monarchy, make themselves acceptable?
(a) All of the above.
(b) By presenting themselves as agencies of regulation, arbitration and demarcation; formulated in terms of law.
(c) It identified its will with the will of the law, acting through mechanisms of interdiction and sanction.
(d) By presenting themselves as a way of introducing order in the midst of other powers.

4. What reason does Foucault give for modern society being perverse?
(a) It is the result of erecting too large a barrier against sexuality.
(b) It is in fact, directly, perverse.
(c) It was created by the imbalance of power mechanisms and sexuality.
(d) It is from a backlash provoked by hypocrisy.

5. According to Foucault, the role of the family unit is NOT:
(a) To anchor sexuality and give it support.
(b) To be a social structure that restrains sexuality.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Allow alliance and sexuality to effect each other.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a mode of power that Foucault recognizes as being integral to sexuality in the nineteenth century?

2. Which of the following can NOT be said of the medicalization of the sexually peculiar?

3. What happened to the penal and legal codes relating to sexual offenses in the nineteenth century?

4. How does Foucault use the French revolution as an example to support his theory of the interconnectedness of juridico-discursive power and law?

5. What can be said about the family unit and educational institutes in the nineteenth century?

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