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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 Hezen in Part 3, "The annihilation of the past is the protection of" what?

2. Who wrote The Possessed?

3. Who do the first mythologies describe as an "eternal martyr"?

4. According to Nietzsche in Part 2, freedom of the mind is not a comfort but a what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Camus in Part 4, what is artistic creation?

2. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the achievement of truly great creative artists?

3. How does Camus define metaphysical rebellion in Part 2's Introduction?

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

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. What does Stirner believe is the only form of freedom and only truth?

7. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the positive value in the initial rebellion movement?

8. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the only way a rebel has of reconciling himself with his act of murder?

9. Why is freedom the "motivating principle of all revolutions," according to Camus in Part 3?

10. How does Pisarev declare war on philosophy, art, erroneous ethics, religion, and more?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several references to love and its power in the essay. Write a response exploring the role of love in the essay. How does love influence a rebellion or revolution? How is love changed by 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

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.

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