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Adultery 101

jmillerJmiller on 10/02/2008

Trivia Quiz Adultery is consensual, extramarital sexual intercourse. Historically, and in some places still, adultery has been defined as consensual sexual intercourse between a married woman and a man other than her lawful husband. How sexist!

The theme of adultery features in a wide range of literature through the ages. This is hardly surprising, as the fact of adultery has been a part of the human existence for as long as there has been marriage. As a theme it automatically brings its own conflict, between the people concerned and between sexual desires and a sense of loyalty; it brings intense emotions into the foreground, and has consequences for all concerned.
In the Bible, incidents of adultery are present almost from the start. The story of Abraham contains several incidents and serve as warnings or stories of sin and forgiveness.

Shakespeare wrote two plays in which the perception of adultery plays a significant part. In both Othello and The Winter's Tale it is the (false) belief by the central character that his wife is unfaithful that brings about his downfall.

Adultery--why does it intrigue us? This quiz deals with literary and historical adultery. How much do you know about his taboo topic?

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13 Questions

Rating:  (7.66/9)
Difficulty:  Somewhat Difficult
Taken: 191 times

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Comments (10)
Johno25  (Level: 1.1)
Sun, 14th Oct '12 9:22 AM


Geophile  (Level: 156.9)
Thu, 15th Sep '11 10:37 PM

#10 begs the question - who would want to?

Koufax  (Level: 194.5)
Thu, 5th Mar '09 12:47 PM

For Roman Catholics--of whom there are a few in the world--adultery is the subject of the 6th commandment.


Westcoasttony  (Level: 245.9)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 7:44 PM

Good quiz, but: I have to take issue with the last question. As per the Rheims-Douay version of the ten commandments (as opposed to the King James) , I got it right! Not that that would have made a huge difference in my dreadful score.

Johnboy53  (Level: 43.0)
Sun, 19th Oct '08 1:12 PM

MLK well known for sexual perversion and exploits? I don't think this represents the mainstream perception of Dr King, and may be offensive to many people.

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