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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. By what concept is metaphysical rebellion motivated by?

2. Human rebellion ends in what, according to Part 2's introduction?

3. Who, according to Part 3, pushed nihilism to the "farthest coherent point"?

4. In Part 2, the maximum of enjoyment coincides with the maximum of what?

5. According to Part 2, what is a "degenerate form of Christianity"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the metaphysical rebel a blasphemer, according to Camus in Part 2?

2. In Part 3, what does Camus say the Fascists were the first to construct?

3. According to Camus in Part 3, what have all modern revolutions ended in?

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

5. 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?

6. Why does Camus say the Fascist revolutions of the twentieth century do not deserve the title of a revolution?

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

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

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

10. Why must morality be destroyed, according to Camus in Part 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Camus identifies the purpose of his essay in the Introduction. What is the purpose of Camus' essay? How does he hope to achieve this purpose? By the end of the essay, is he successful or not in achieving his purpose?

Essay Topic 3

God and Christianity are referenced numerous times in Camus' essay. For Camus, the history of rebellion and the history of Christianity coincide. Write a response addressing the role of God and Christianity in Camus' essay. Why is God important to rebellion and revolution? How does Christianity connect to rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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