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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. Which words would Foucault use to explain power?
(a) Intentional and nonsubjective.
(b) Linear and overt.
(c) Random and nonsubjective.
(d) Intentional and linear.

2. Why are the chronological reminders of techniques and time line of the deployment of sexuality important to the theory laid out by Foucault?
(a) They don't match what would be expected from a repressive cycle.
(b) They show it was not homogeneous at all levels of society.
(c) They make clear the meaning of the process was first exercised on the ruling classes.
(d) All of the above.

3. Which of the following best characterizes the techniques of sexuality from the sixteenth century onward?
(a) A growth of methods and procedures.
(b) Growth in scope and complexity.
(c) Perpetual inventiveness of techniques.
(d) All of the above.

4. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the logic of censorship?
(a) It affirms that a thing is not permitted.
(b) It is an injunction of nonexistance, nonmanifestation, and silence.
(c) It prevents certain things from being said and denies their existence.
(d) All of the above.

5. Who was Charcot?
(a) The psychiatrist who first started speaking overtly about sex in his work.
(b) A man who had his wife internned for life in a mental hospital for expressing pleasure.
(c) A simple minded farm hand taken to a mental hostpital for expressing sexuality.
(d) A researcher of sexuality in the late-1800s.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the feature of juridico-discursive power that Foucault labels as the insistence of the rule?

2. What do the rules of continual variations state?

3. What does Foucault say about resistance?

4. Which of the following was NOT something that was seen as being influenced by sex?

5. What does Foucault say is true of discourse?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the relationship between the deployment of alliance and the deployment of sexuality in the family unit? How does it interact?

2. What role does psychiatry play in the deployment of sexuality and the repressive hypothesis?

3. What does Foucault have to say about resistance? Where can you find it?

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

5. How does Foucault use the French revolution to explain the interconnectedness of power and law?

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

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

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

9. What is the pedagogization of children's sex?

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

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