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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. Who wrote The Possessed?
2. Who wrote Society of the Friends of Crime?
3. According to Camus, we are living in an era of what and perfect crime?
4. According to Part 3, Bakunin believed what is the incarnation of crime?
5. What does Camus believe is as "universal as science"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?
2. Why must morality be destroyed, according to Camus in Part 2?
3. According to Camus in Part 2, what is the only thing that gives meaning to human protest?
4. What does Camus say is the reason why Hitler and his regime could not do away with their enemies?
5. What does Camus identify in Part 3 as the conclusions of individualism in revolt?
6. What does Stirner believe is the only form of freedom and only truth?
7. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?
8. In Part 5, Camus explains the ambition for the desire for justice is what?
9. According to Camus in Part 3, what coincides with the acceptance of iniquity?
10. Why does Camus believe Sade became the first theoretician of absolute rebellion?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Camus comes from the existentialist school of philosophy. Write a response exploring how Camus' existentialist beliefs impact his essay. What is existentialism? How does existentialism interpret rebellion? How does Camus interweave his own philosophy with those presented in his essay? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 2
God and Christianity are referenced numerous times in Camus' essay. For Camus, the history of rebellion and the history of Christianity coincide. Write a response addressing the role of God and Christianity in Camus' essay. Why is God important to rebellion and revolution? How does Christianity connect to rebellion? Use specific references to the text in the response.
Essay Topic 3
One of the philosophies Camus addresses is absurdism. What is absurdism? How does absurdism influence rebellion and revolution? What is absurdism's role in the essay? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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