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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Camus in Part 2, what "never has the patience to await complete control of the world?"
2. In the introduction, if nothing is true or false or good or bad, man's guiding principle is to demonstrate that he is what?
3. According to Part 3, destroying everything pledges oneself to build without what?
4. According to Part 3, Bakunin believed what is the incarnation of crime?
5. According to Camus in Part 3, what happened to those who talked about the immortality of the soul?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the revolution Camus references have the same meaning as revolution as referenced in astronomy?
2. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the only revolutionary form of art?
3. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens when rebellion is cut off from its origins?
4. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the achievement of truly great creative artists?
5. How does Camus connect murder and suicide in the Introduction?
6. Why did Nietzsche see himself as the first complete nihilist of Europe?
7. What did Nietzsche believe was his "supreme vocation," according to Camus in Part 2?
8. Why does Camus believe art should provide a final perspective on rebellion's content?
9. According to Camus in Part 3, what coincides with the acceptance of iniquity?
10. Why is freedom the "motivating principle of all revolutions," according to Camus in Part 3?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Rebellion and revolution are the two common ideas in Camus' The Rebel. Compare and contrast rebellion and revolution. How are rebellion and revolution different? How are they the same? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
God and Christianity are referenced numerous times in Camus' essay. For Camus, the history of rebellion and the history of Christianity coincide. Write a response addressing the role of God and Christianity in Camus' essay. Why is God important to rebellion and revolution? How does Christianity connect to rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
At the end of the essay, Camus makes references again to whether or not murder is justified, which he first mentions at the beginning of the essay. Write a response exploring the answer to Camus' question: is murder justifiable? How does Camus answer his own question at the end of the essay? In what ways is murder justified? In what ways is it not? How does Camus react? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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