The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2, Chapter 2, The Perverse Implantation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Foucault say are the components of the regime that sustains discourse on sexuality?
(a) Power-knowledge-pleasure.
(b) Expression-tolerance-integration
(c) Shame-confession-redemption.
(d) Repression-expression-liberation.

2. Which statement is least correct, according to Foucault, about pedagogical institutions in the eighteenth century?
(a) They have established various points of implantation for sex.
(b) They have imposed ponderous silence on the sex of children.
(c) They have coded contents and qualified speakers regarding sex and children.
(d) They have multiplied forms of discourse on sexuality of children.

3. What can be said about the discourse on sex Foucault sets forth?
(a) It is symptomatic of repression.
(b) It is an attempt to purge unwanted desires.
(c) It is a multiplicity of discourses produced by a many mechanisms and institutions.
(d) It is constrained to the educated and powerful population.

4. How and where was sexuality confined by the Victorian bourgeoisie?
(a) Sexuality was confined to the home as a function of reproduction.
(b) Sexuality was confined to the lower classes as a trait of their more animal like instincts.
(c) Sexuality was confined as a trait of the immoral and irreligious.
(d) Sexuality was confined to the working classes as a tool of their subjugation.

5. What factor supported and relayed the discourse on sex to become an essential component of society?
(a) A collective curiosity.
(b) Public interest power mechanisms.
(c) Sensibility to new sexual boundaries.
(d) A new mentality.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Foucault NOT claiming to search for instances of?

2. What can be said of the power mechanism(s) involved in the labeling of disparate sexualities?

3. Which of the following does Foucault NOT say was necessary to subjugate sex at the level of language after the beginning of the 17th century?

4. Which of the following is true about the medicalization of the sexually peculiar?

5. Which is NOT a center that Foucault recognizes as having produced discourses on sex in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?

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