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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Myth of Sisyphus: Myth of Sisyphus.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What binds a man to the absurd?
(a) His sentient nature regarding death.
(b) Philosophy.
(c) His consciousness of it.
(d) His intelligence.

2. What is Camus' view concerning the idea that the artist can be detached from his work?
(a) He believes this is essential in being able to form and utter critique.
(b) He believes the idea warrants closer examination.
(c) He believes this idea is outmoded and false.
(d) He supports the idea.

3. What does Camus claim is different about his discussion of suicide?
(a) He sees it as an individual matter, not purely a social one.
(b) His attitude to it is more sympathetic.
(c) His views have been formed after conducting many interviews.
(d) It is easier to read than most works of philosophy.

4. How does a man define himself?
(a) By his politics and personal goals.
(b) By his make-believe as well as his sincere impulses.
(c) By his possessions.
(d) By his taste in music and literature.

5. Once, how were the condemned spared the sight of the scaffold?
(a) Priests held a little painted screens in front of the condemned person's face.
(b) The execution chamber was never lit.
(c) The condemned person was blindfolded.
(d) The condemned person walked backwards, with two priests assisting.

Short Answer Questions

1. What information do we have about Sisyphus in the underworld?

2. What assertions are always false?

3. What is ridiculous about the writer who emulated Peregrinos?

4. What status does Camus give Sisyphus?

5. What is the legendary Faust remembered for?

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