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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 does Homer have to say about Sisyphus?
(a) That he was the wisest and most prudent of mortals.
(b) That he was an inept fool.
(c) That he had no fear of Pluto.
(d) That his heroic deeds ought not to have been punished.

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

3. How are myths given life?
(a) Through their coming true.
(b) Through human imagination.
(c) Through representations on Grecian urns.
(d) Through cinema and stage representation.

4. Which philosopher claims that anxiety is at the source of everything?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Sartre.
(c) Heidegger.
(d) St. Augustine.

5. What is the chief question pursued in THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV?
(a) Sibling rivalry in the Russian middle class.
(b) Conflict over the emancipation of the Russian serfs.
(c) The existence of God.
(d) The validity of the Russian church.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Camus, what makes the myth of Sisyphus tragic?

2. What assertions are always false?

3. What embodies 'a drama of the intelligence', according to Camus?

4. What kind of thought is involved in the absurd?

5. What would make man feel alienated in the universe?

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