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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 Camus in Part 2, when man submits God to what does he kill Him in his "own heart"?
2. What two forms of rebellion are being considered in the book?
3. What is the only evidence given to Camus within the terms of the absurdist experience?
4. According to Camus in Part 2, a metaphysical rebel is inevitably what?
5. The ancient regime monarchy was founded on what?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Camus say the Fascist revolutions of the twentieth century do not deserve the title of a revolution?
2. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?
3. What does Camus say in Part 5 is the consequence of rebellion?
4. What did Nietzsche believe was his "supreme vocation," according to Camus in Part 2?
5. Why did rebelling against nature equal rebelling against oneself for the ancients?
6. What does every act of rebellion express, according to Camus in Part 3's Introduction?
7. How does Camus describe monarchy in a theocratic form in Part 3?
8. Why is the metaphysical rebel a blasphemer, according to Camus in Part 2?
9. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the positive value in the initial rebellion movement?
10. Why did Marx believe beauty created by the Greeks was still considered beautiful?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
For Camus, "Freedom ... is the motivating principle of all revolutions." Write a response addressing this quote and Camus' view on the role of freedom in rebellion. Why is freedom important? Is freedom present in rebellion or is it the quest? Use specific examples from the text in the response.
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