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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did the most rigorous techniques of sexual restraint first occur?
(a) In the middle class.
(b) In the uneducated working class.
(c) In the medical society.
(d) In the economically priviledged and politically dominant classes.

2. What does Foucault say about the juridico-discursive form of power?
(a) All of the above.
(b) It is the power mechanism behind the repressive hypothesis and the belief that prohibition creates desire.
(c) It is still at work in recent analysis concerning the relationships between power and sex.
(d) It is a form of power that is solely repressive and from the top down

3. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the uniformity of the apparatus?
(a) The form of power mechanisms over sexuality is the same format of power found throughout society.
(b) Power over sex is exercised in the same way at all levels.
(c) Figures of authority regarding sexuality present a uniform practice.
(d) Power over sex dictates a uniformity of sexuality.

4. Which of the rules regarding power and resistance is represented by the following example? In the nineteenth century the sex of a child was discussed between parents and educators or doctors. However, through modifications and shifts now the sexuality of a child is discussed between the child and a doctor with the sexuality of the parents called into question.
(a) Rule of the tactical polyvalence of discourses.
(b) Rule of immanence.
(c) Rules of continual variations.
(d) Rule of double conditioning.

5. What is the psychiatrization of perverse pleasure?
(a) The labeling as the perverse as the essence of a person.
(b) The realization of pleasure in psychiatric discourse.
(c) The identification of the need of mental help to those of uncommon sexuality.
(d) The study of sex as a biological and psychical condition with pathologies that could be normalized.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the "reasons for being" of the deployment of alliance compared to the deployment of sexuality?

2. The hysterical woman and the onanistic child were likely to have stemmed from what aspect of their existence in their specific social class?

3. What do the rules of continual variations state?

4. Which of the following best describes the hysterical woman, the masturbating child, the Malthusian couple, and the perverse adult?

5. Which words would Foucault use to explain power?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the hysterization of women's bodies?

2. Give an example of a tactical and strategic relationship.

3. How does Foucault define power? What is it like?

4. Explain the concept of juridico-discursive power. Where does Foucault say we perceive it to act?

5. How does sexuality vary between classes?

6. In what form did sexuality first arise, and what was its intended purpose?

7. Relationships between power and knowledge are transformational matrices and highly subject to change. Give an example of a power-knowledge relationship that has changed dramatically.

8. How does Foucault claim monarchs of the middle ages persuaded the existing power centers to accept and participate in their power?

9. Explain the principles of negative relation and the cycle of prohibition in the juridico-discursive power structure.

10. Is there disinterested knowledge? Explain.

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