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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, what are the two contemporary forms of nihilism?

2. According to Part 3, monarchy wants to put what before justice?

3. At the end of Part 2, what does man add to irrational crimes?

4. What rebellion does Camus reference in Part 3?

5. According to Part 3, moral corruption is also what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. In Part 5, what does Camus say irrational and rational crime equally betray?

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

4. In Part 5, Camus explains the ambition for the desire for justice is what?

5. What is the purpose of Camus' essay as outlined in the Introduction?

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

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

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

9. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the only revolutionary form of art?

10. What does Camus say in Part 3 is the purpose of his book?

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 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?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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