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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. For Camus in Part 2, what is the history of rebellion inseparable from?

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

3. What belief system accepts suicide as legitimate?

4. According to Part 3, what is the "only logical consequence of metaphysical rebellion"?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Camus believe art should provide a final perspective on rebellion's content?

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

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

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

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

6. What does Camus say is the real condemnation of the period in which we live in Part 5?

7. Why is it important to Camus to know whether or not people have a right to murder, as outlined in the Introduction?

8. Why is rebellion forced to become revolutionary in the twentieth century?

9. Why are the crimes of the Hitler regime without precedent in history, according to Camus in Part 3?

10. What does Camus identify in Part 3 as the conclusions of individualism in revolt?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Camus makes several references throughout the essay to "All or Nothing." Write a response exploring this idea. What does Camus mean by "All or Nothing"? What other philosophers agree and support this idea? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

For Camus, Hitler plays a dual role in illustrating the successes and failures in rebellion. Write a response explaining Camus' interpretation of Hitler and his regime in further understanding rebellion and revolution. How does Hitler succeed? How does he fail? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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