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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 2's introduction, the "movement by which man protests against his condition and against the whole of creation" is called what?

2. In Part 3, who does Camus say is one of the "most remarkable and influential minds of the 1830s and 40s"?

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

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

5. Who wrote Society of the Friends of Crime?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. According to Camus in Part 3, how does a revolution based on principles destroy God?

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

4. How does Camus connect murder and suicide in the Introduction?

5. According to Camus' Introduction, with what is ideology today concerned?

6. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?

7. According to Camus in Part 2, what is the only thing that gives meaning to human protest?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Camus focuses on the role the Romantic Movement rebels play in the development of rebellion. Write a response exploring Romanticism and its role in rebellion. What is Romanticism? How does it become rebellion? How does Camus view Romanticism? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

Part Four of The Rebel addresses art and revolution. Write a response exploring this idea. What is artistic creation? How is art connected to rebellion? What does art accomplish? How does Camus view art's importance? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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