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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. According to Part 3, rebellion is compelled to become what?
2. According to Part 3, what is limited in scope by its nature?
3. According to Nietzsche in Part 2, freedom of the mind is not a comfort but a what?
4. According to the ancients referenced in Part 2, what counterbalances negation?
5. According to Camus' introduction, what is rare?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is the metaphysical rebel a blasphemer, according to Camus in Part 2?
2. Why is rebellion forced to become revolutionary in the twentieth century?
3. How does Camus describe monarchy in a theocratic form in Part 3?
4. What is the purpose of Camus' essay as outlined in the Introduction?
5. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens at the climax of contemporary tragedy?
6. How does Camus define metaphysical rebellion in Part 2's Introduction?
7. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?
8. What does Camus identify in Part 3 as the conclusions of individualism in revolt?
9. In Part 5, how does Camus say absolute justice is achieved?
10. According to Camus in Part 2, what is the only thing that gives meaning to human protest?
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
There are several references throughout the essay on the importance of the individual and avoiding anti-individuality. Write a response exploring the importance of the individual on rebellion. How does keeping the individual in mind help a rebellion? What happens when actions become anti-individuality? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
Karl Marx and Marxism play an important role in Camus' exploration of rebellion. Write a response exploring Marxism and Marx's philosophy. What is Marxism? How does Marx develop his philosophy? How is Marxism connected to rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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