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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. Attempt at regulation, or the deployment of alliance, of sexuality had what important effect?
(a) Constrained sexuality to marital relations.
(b) Gave power to institutionalized strategies.
(c) Regulation helped spread the sexual discourse and hence sexuality.
(d) Generated perversions.

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

3. What does Foucault say about our perception that the mechanisms of power are one-sided and act on us from above?
(a) It is a common perception regarding power in various mechanisms.
(b) It gives us freedom in the form of resistance.
(c) All of the above.
(d) It simplifies the mechanics of power.

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

5. Which series formed the solid nucleus of the new technologies of sex?
(a) Demography-family-heredity.
(b) None of the above.
(c) Heredity- medicalization-normalcy.
(d) Perversion-heredity-degenerescence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Foucault say the universal taboo of incest has caused to happen?

2. Which of the following would Foucault agree what the purpose for which the deployment of sexuality was first established.

3. What can we expect discourses on sex to tell us?

4. What does Foucault say about people of disparate sexualities from the end of the eighteenth century on?

5. 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?

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