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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 3, Saint-Just is a contemporary of whom?
2. What, according to the introduction of Part 3, is the "motivating principle of all revolutions"?
3. In Part 2, Camus states that the great problem of modern times is the discovery that rescuing man from destiny delivers him to what?
4. In the Introduction, what does Camus say criminals use as an alibi?
5. According to Part 3, moral corruption is also what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is methodical negation as practiced by Nietzsche?
2. Why did Marx believe beauty created by the Greeks was still considered beautiful?
3. In Part 5, Camus says rebels want what to be recognized?
4. According to Camus in Part 5, every rebel does what?
5. How does Camus define metaphysical rebellion in Part 2's Introduction?
6. According to Camus in Part 4, what is artistic creation?
7. Why does Camus believe art should provide a final perspective on rebellion's content?
8. Why is rebellion forced to become revolutionary in the twentieth century?
9. How does Camus describe monarchy in a theocratic form in Part 3?
10. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens when rebellion is cut off from its origins?
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
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
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.
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