The Rebel Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

2. Nietzsche cannot separate what from lucidity?

3. What becomes prophetic with Nietzsche in Part 2?

4. According to Part 3, Hegel allowed mutual recognition of minds to be reached in what?

5. According to Part 2's introduction, the "movement by which man protests against his condition and against the whole of creation" is called what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. Why did Bielinsky think the noble thing to do was accept the world and its sufferings?

5. According to Camus' Introduction, with what is ideology today concerned?

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

7. Why did Nietzsche see himself as the first complete nihilist of Europe?

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

9. What did Nietzsche believe was his "supreme vocation," according to Camus in Part 2?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Camus discusses the stories and myths of the ancient Greeks, particularly the story of Prometheus. Write a response explaining the relevance of Prometheus' story. How does this story connect to rebellion and revolution? Why does Camus think the story is important? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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