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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What belief system accepts suicide as legitimate?



2. According to Stirner in Part 2, what leads to the justification of crime?



3. According to Part 3, Hegel allowed mutual recognition of minds to be reached in what?



4. In Part 2's introduction, the most elementary form of rebellion expresses an aspiration to what?



5. Who do the first mythologies describe as an "eternal martyr"?



Short Essay Questions

1. According to Camus in Part 3, why do men kill each other?



2. In Part 3, what does Camus say the Fascists were the first to construct?



3. Why is the metaphysical rebel a blasphemer, according to Camus in Part 2?



4. Why is rebellion forced to become revolutionary in the twentieth century?



5. What does every act of rebellion express, according to Camus in Part 3's Introduction?



6. What is Sade's idea of God that Camus says Sade created for himself?



7. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?



8. According to Camus in Part Three, how did the nihilists give their successors a model?



9. How does the revolution Camus references have the same meaning as revolution as referenced in astronomy?



10. What does Camus say in Part 3 is the purpose of his book?



Essay Topics

One of the philosophies Camus addresses is absurdism. What is absurdism? How does absurdism influence rebellion and revolution? What is absurdism's role in the essay? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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.

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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