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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following is NOT a mode of power that Foucault recognizes as being integral to sexuality in the nineteenth century?
(a) Classification of perversions.
(b) Prohibition.
(c) Analysis of sexuality.
(d) Medicalization of the sexually peculiar.

2. What is scientia sexualis?
(a) Procedures for telling the truth about sex which are adapted from confession.
(b) The biological science of reproduction.
(c) The science of mastering the act of sexual pleasure.
(d) The study of aberrations, perversions, and other forms of alternate sexualities.

3. What element of the confession has opened the pathway to explore existing domains?
(a) Having moral impetus to truthfulness.
(b) Saying what was done.
(c) The reconstruction of all individual pleasures.
(d) Saying how the act being confessed was done.

4. What does Foucault say about resistance?
(a) There are points of it present everywhere in the power network.
(b) There is a single source of all resistence.
(c) It derives from a few heterogeneous principles.
(d) All of the above.

5. What is the "discursive fact?"
(a) The way in which sex is put into discourse.
(b) The need people experience to discuss illicit subjects.
(c) The liberation attained through discussion.
(d) The tendency of discourse to enlighten.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Foucault say sex serves as support for in our modern age?

2. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the uniformity of the apparatus?

3. What does Foucault say is the "speaker's benefit?"

4. How and where was sexuality confined by the Victorian bourgeoisie?

5. Which of the following was NOT one of the three major explicit codes that governed sexual practices up to the end of the eighteenth century?

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