|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2 , Chapter 1, The Incitement to Discourse.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Per Foucault, what was the affect of power exercised over sex?
(a) It confined sexuality to the home between married couples.
(b) It subjugated the lower classes.
(c) It caused an increase in religious ferver.
(d) It created polymorphous sexualities.
2. What does Foucault say is possible, regarding our society, where sex is concerned?
(a) It is the most long-winded and impatient of societies.
(b) It is the most repressed.
(c) It is the most tolerant of sexual perversions.
(d) It is the best informed.
3. What does Foucault mean by "we other Victorians?"
(a) We are trying to restore sexuality as it was during the Victorian era.
(b) We are unable to willfully escape the supposed historical repression of sexuality.
(c) We are on the brink of the biggest change in sexuality since the Victorian era.
(d) We are continuing the progress of liberation from repression started by the Victorians.
4. What action was NOT taken regarding the farm hand Jouy when he was discovered seeking caresses from little girls?
(a) Theoretical elaboration.
(c) Medical intervention and clinical examination.
5. What does Foucault say about the repressive hypothesis?
(a) It explains the shame many still associate with a sexual existance.
(b) That it is a function of our over analytical society.
(c) That it is part of a general discourse on sex since the seventeenth century.
(d) That is was created as a way to centralize power.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which is NOT a center that Foucault recognizes as having produced discourses on sex in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries?
2. What is the "repressive hypothesis?"
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. What is the "discursive fact?"
5. What does Foucault say happened when there was the apparent "silencing" of sex in discourse?
This section contains 443 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)