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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. In the Introduction, what does Camus say criminals use as an alibi?

2. According to Part 2, what is the only religion that is present throughout history?

3. What does Camus believe is as "universal as science"?

4. What rebellion does Camus reference in Part 3?

5. According to Part 3, The Social Contract is an inquiry into the legitimacy of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does nihilism begin to build a temple of Caesar, according to Camus in Part 3?

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

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

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

5. According to Camus in Part 3, how does a revolution based on principles destroy God?

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

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

8. According to Camus in Part 4, what is artistic creation?

9. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the achievement of truly great creative artists?

10. According to Camus in Part 4, what must man do in order to create beauty?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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