The Rebel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who wrote Society of the Friends of Crime?

2. What two forms of rebellion are being considered in the book?

3. According to Part 3, monarchy wants to put what before justice?

4. According to this Russian theoretician, who are the greatest fanatics?

5. According to the introduction, what is the only creature that refuses to be what it is?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Camus say has happened to the methods of thought that claimed lead of the world in the name of revolution in Part 3?

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

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

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

6. What did Nietzsche believe was his "supreme vocation," according to Camus in Part 2?

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

8. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the positive value in the initial rebellion movement?

9. In Part 5, how does Camus say absolute justice is achieved?

10. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the only revolutionary form of art?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For Camus, nihilism plays a major role in rebellion and revolution. Write a response addressing nihilism and its role in rebellion and revolution according to Camus' essay. What is nihilism? Why is nihilism important to rebellion and revolution? What are the core tenets of nihilism? 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

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.

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