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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, according to Part 3, pushed nihilism to the "farthest coherent point"?
2. According to Camus in Part 2, what "never has the patience to await complete control of the world?"
3. What becomes prophetic with Nietzsche in Part 2?
4. According to Part 3, rebellion is compelled to become what?
5. Who wrote Society of the Friends of Crime?
Short Essay Questions
1. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the only way a rebel has of reconciling himself with his act of murder?
2. According to Camus in Part 2, what is the only thing that gives meaning to human protest?
3. What does Camus say in the Introduction is the "mark of nihilism"?
4. How does Camus define a rebel in Part 1?
5. In Part 5, how does Camus say absolute justice is achieved?
6. In Part 5, Camus explains the ambition for the desire for justice is what?
7. What happens to those that rush to history proclaiming it is meaningless, according to Camus in Part 3?
8. How does the revolution Camus references have the same meaning as revolution as referenced in astronomy?
9. What is Sade's idea of God that Camus says Sade created for himself?
10. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
As the essay comes to a close, Camus references the impact of moderation and excess on rebellion and its successes (or lack thereof). Write a response exploring the influence of moderation and excess on rebellion. What does Camus mean by moderation? What does he want moderated? How does moderation help or hurt rebellion? How does excess help or hurt rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Part Four of The Rebel addresses art and revolution. Write a response exploring this idea. What is artistic creation? How is art connected to rebellion? What does art accomplish? How does Camus view art's importance? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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