Marquis de Sade Quiz

He's a man so associated with deviancy that our word "sadism" comes from his name. How much do you know about him? Take the Marquis de Sade quiz from eNotes to find out! Contains ten questions about this French writer and aristocrat.

  1. True or False: The Marquis de Sade was unable to father a child

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  2. To save eyestrain, what activity did the prison warden suggest de Sade do instead of writing?

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  3. Why did de Sade agree to the marriage his father arranged?

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  4. How did de Sade's mother-in-law lure him back to Paris, where he was promptly arrested?

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  5. Why was de Sade sent to live with his grandmother as a young boy?

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  6. True or False: De Sade joined the military at age 14

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  7. Which of the following crimes did the Marquis commit?

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  8. What false name did de Sade take when he was philandering?

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  9. What did de Sade consider "a fate worse than death"?

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  10. Where did de Sade become acquainted with deviant behavior?

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