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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 Camus' introduction, one purpose is to find out if what can avoid committing murder?

3. In Part 3, what is a "long and painful struggle in the darkness"?

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

5. According to Part 3, Bakunin believed what is the incarnation of crime?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Why did Marx believe beauty created by the Greeks was still considered beautiful?

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

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

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

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

8. According to Camus in Part 5, what is the positive value in the initial rebellion movement?

9. How does nihilism begin to build a temple of Caesar, according to Camus in Part 3?

10. According to Camus in Part 4, what is the achievement of truly great creative artists?

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

At the end of the essay, Camus makes references again to whether or not murder is justified, which he first mentions at the beginning of the essay. Write a response exploring the answer to Camus' question: is murder justifiable? How does Camus answer his own question at the end of the essay? In what ways is murder justified? In what ways is it not? How does Camus react? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 3

The theme of right and wrong is evident throughout Camus' essay. Explore the theme of right and wrong. What does Camus say is "right"? What does he see as "wrong"? What do other philosophies present in the essay think about what is right and wrong? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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