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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 Part 3, if everything is logical then everything is what?

2. Who, according to Camus in Part 2, committed the first act of rebellion?

3. According to Camus, the rebel does what more than he denies?

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

5. The only salvation lies in what, according to Part 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why did Marx believe beauty created by the Greeks was still considered beautiful?

3. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens at the climax of contemporary tragedy?

4. According to Camus in Part 3, what coincides with the acceptance of iniquity?

5. How does Pisarev declare war on philosophy, art, erroneous ethics, religion, and more?

6. How does Camus define a rebel in Part 1?

7. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the only way a rebel has of reconciling himself with his act of murder?

8. What does Camus say is the reason why Hitler and his regime could not do away with their enemies?

9. In Part 5, Camus says rebels want what to be recognized?

10. According to Camus' Introduction, with what is ideology today concerned?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Camus comes from the existentialist school of philosophy. Write a response exploring how Camus' existentialist beliefs impact his essay. What is existentialism? How does existentialism interpret rebellion? How does Camus interweave his own philosophy with those presented in his essay? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

For Camus, "Freedom ... is the motivating principle of all revolutions." Write a response addressing this quote and Camus' view on the role of freedom in rebellion. Why is freedom important? Is freedom present in rebellion or is it the quest? Use specific examples from the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

At one point in the middle of the essay, Camus discusses totality and its central tenets as it relates to an idealized revolution. Write a response exploring the idea of totality and its central tenets. What is totality? How does Camus interpret totality? Is it positive or negative? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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