The History of Sexuality: An Introduction Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3, Scientia Sexualis.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Foucault, what has happened to our "will to knowledge" regarding sexuality?
(a) It came to a halt in the face of taboo.
(b) It has created an understanding of our perversions.
(c) It has created a science of sexuality.
(d) It has shown us the path to liberation.

2. Which of the following is NOT true, according to Foucault, about children's sex in the eighteenth century?
(a) Discourse regarding it attempted to attain different results that it had previously.
(b) Precocious sexuality in children was no longer considered humorous.
(c) A new regime of discourses regarding it came into existence.
(d) It was consigned to obscurity and universally stifled.

3. Which public institution undertook to classify and manage all forms of "incomplete" sexual practices?
(a) The government.
(b) The law.
(c) Medicine.
(d) The church.

4. What need was embedded in the incitement to discourse on sex in the beginning of the eighteenth century?
(a) To spread the cleansing of the confessional to all areas of life.
(b) The expression of morally repressed desires.
(c) Rebellion against the subjugating powers.
(d) To have the discourse not come from morality alone but from rationality as well.

5. What does Foucault say was true about sexuality at the beginning of the seventeenth century?
(a) All forms of sexuality were highly condemed by the church.
(b) There were high consequences for any deviation from the socially accepted mores of the era.
(c) There was little secrecy, and openness and frankness about the illicit were common.
(d) It was considered by all to be the ethical and moral challenge of the age.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What does Foucault say about the repressive hypothesis?

3. The innate power structure of the confession leads to which of the following?

4. What does Foucault say are the components of the regime that sustains discourse on sexuality?

5. Per Foucault, what happened the "will to knowledge" about sexuality under the taboo of sexuality?

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