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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 Hezen in Part 3, "The annihilation of the past is the protection of" what?

2. Nietzscheism as defined by Camus in Part 2 is the theory of the individual's will to what?

3. What concept does Nietzsche encounter?

4. By what concept is metaphysical rebellion motivated by?

5. According to Saint-Just in Part 3, what is stronger than tyrants?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is methodical negation as practiced by Nietzsche?

2. Why did rebelling against nature equal rebelling against oneself for the ancients?

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

4. What does Camus say in Part 5 is the consequence of rebellion?

5. According to Camus in Part 2, what is the only thing that gives meaning to human protest?

6. How does Camus describe the history of Russian terrorism in Part 3?

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

8. Why did Bielinsky think the noble thing to do was accept the world and its sufferings?

9. What does Camus say in the Introduction is the "mark of nihilism"?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Camus focuses on the role the Romantic Movement rebels play in the development of rebellion. Write a response exploring Romanticism and its role in rebellion. What is Romanticism? How does it become rebellion? How does Camus view Romanticism? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Karl Marx and Marxism play an important role in Camus' exploration of rebellion. Write a response exploring Marxism and Marx's philosophy. What is Marxism? How does Marx develop his philosophy? How is Marxism connected to rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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