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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 4, Chapter 2, Method.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 as a trait of the immoral and irreligious.
(c) Sexuality was confined to the working classes as a tool of their subjugation.
(d) Sexuality was confined to the lower classes as a trait of their more animal like instincts.

2. 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.

3. Toward the beginning of the eighteenth century, in which of the following areas was there NOT an incitement to talk about sex?
(a) Domestic.
(b) Economic.
(c) Technical.
(d) Political.

4. What statement does Foucault make about why power over sexuality remains the law of interdiction?
(a) Conflicting forces repress all other power mechanisms.
(b) Its success if proportional to its ability to hide its own mechanisms.
(c) All of the above.
(d) Secrecy is in the nature of abuse of power.

5. What reason does Foucault give for the need to analyze power to strengthen his argument?
(a) Because the form of the power utilized was unique to sexuality.
(b) All of the above.
(c) To prove that the power requisite for complete repression was present but not utilized.
(d) Our accepted model of power mechanisms is too simple and unidimensional.

Short Answer Questions

1. What would Foucault likely agree with regarding points of resistance?

2. What reason does Foucault give for modern society being perverse?

3. What does the rule of immanence state?

4. What does Foucault say about the juridico-discursive form of power?

5. What does Foucault say that the science of sex achieved in the nineteenth century?

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