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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. 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

Essay Topic 1

The theme of right and wrong is evident throughout Camus' essay. Explore the theme of right and wrong. What does Camus say is "right"? What does he see as "wrong"? What do other philosophies present in the essay think about what is right and wrong? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Camus discusses the stories and myths of the ancient Greeks, particularly the story of Prometheus. Write a response explaining the relevance of Prometheus' story. How does this story connect to rebellion and revolution? Why does Camus think the story is important? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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