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

3. By what concept is metaphysical rebellion motivated by?

4. According to Part 2, what is a "degenerate form of Christianity"?

5. In Part 3, what divides the sovereign?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why must morality be destroyed, according to Camus in Part 2?

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

4. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?

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

6. What does Camus identify in Part 3 as the conclusions of individualism in revolt?

7. According to Camus in Part 5, what does the revolution of the twentieth century believe?

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

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

10. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens when rebellion is cut off from its origins?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

For Camus, Hitler plays a dual role in illustrating the successes and failures in rebellion. Write a response explaining Camus' interpretation of Hitler and his regime in further understanding rebellion and revolution. How does Hitler succeed? How does he fail? 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

Rebellion and revolution are the two common ideas in Camus' The Rebel. Compare and contrast rebellion and revolution. How are rebellion and revolution different? How are they the same? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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