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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3, The Positive Aspect of Ambiguity, Sections 4-5, The Present and the Future, Ambiguity and Conclusion.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what way does Beauvoir suggest Marxists practice free will?
(a) By choosing to become Marxists.
(b) By acting and preaching to others to act.
(c) By identifying the bourgeois.
(d) By choosing to participate or deny proletariat revolution.

2. How does Beauvoir define the Aesthetic Attitude?
(a) The objection that only the isolated man is free.
(b) The belief that man can only be free by separating from others.
(c) The attitude that freedom can only be willed while being around others.
(d) The objection that man cannot will himself free because the individual is almost always free by being around others.

3. What relationship does Beauvoir identify between ethics and facticity?
(a) Ethics is the triumph of freedom over facticity.
(b) Ethics are the spawn of facticity.
(c) Ethics cannot exist without facticity upon which to base them.
(d) Ethics is the ambiguous manipulation of facticity.

4. What irony does Beauvoir suggest contributes to the most optimistic ethics.
(a) That they have all begun by emphasizing the element of failure involved in the condition of man.
(b) That all ethics eventually lead man to rationalize violations of their ethics.
(c) That although they seek to lift man to utopia, the eventually lead man to distopia.
(d) That although ethics are pursued to define man's existence, they always lead to ambiguity.

5. What is the future that Beauvoir sees for herself?
(a) The infinite and as Totality, as number and as unity of conciliation.
(b) A reality which is given at each moment.
(c) The opportunity retrieve herself as beings in Glory, Happiness, or justice.
(d) That movement which will fulfill her present projects and will surpass them toward new ends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the two meanings that Beauvoir gives to the word future.

2. What does Beauvoir claim an individual must do to conquer an enemy with violence?

3. What does Beauvoir claim to be the violence committed by opponents to the Nazi occupation of France.

4. How does Beauvoir suggest that Christian charity, Epicurean cult of friendship, and Kantian moralism share the same point of views?

5. How does Beauvoir define nihilism?

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