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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 belief system accepts suicide as legitimate?

2. According to Stirner in Part 2, what leads to the justification of crime?

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

4. In Part 2's introduction, the most elementary form of rebellion expresses an aspiration to what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Camus in Part 3, why do men kill each other?

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

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

4. Why is rebellion forced to become revolutionary in the twentieth century?

5. What does every act of rebellion express, according to Camus in Part 3's Introduction?

6. What is Sade's idea of God that Camus says Sade created for himself?

7. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?

8. According to Camus in Part Three, how did the nihilists give their successors a model?

9. How does the revolution Camus references have the same meaning as revolution as referenced in astronomy?

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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