The Rebel Test | 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. According to Camus in Part 2, what is only useful for "adventures of the imagination"?

2. For Camus in Part 2, what is the history of rebellion inseparable from?

3. In Camus' introduction, what does he say "remains an exception"?

4. According to Camus' introduction, what is rare?

5. In Part 3, what must an individual destroy to confirm his own existence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the purpose of Camus' essay as outlined in the Introduction?

2. Why is freedom the "motivating principle of all revolutions," according to Camus in Part 3?

3. According to Camus in Part 5, what does the revolution of the twentieth century believe?

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

5. According to Camus in Part 5, what happens when rebellion is cut off from its origins?

6. Why did Nietzsche see himself as the first complete nihilist of Europe?

7. Why did rebelling against nature equal rebelling against oneself for the ancients?

8. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Camus discusses the stories and myths of the ancient Greeks, particularly the story of Prometheus. Write a response explaining the relevance of Prometheus' story. How does this story connect to rebellion and revolution? Why does Camus think the story is important? Use specific references to the text in the response.

Essay Topic 2

For Camus, nihilism plays a major role in rebellion and revolution. Write a response addressing nihilism and its role in rebellion and revolution according to Camus' essay. What is nihilism? Why is nihilism important to rebellion and revolution? What are the core tenets of nihilism? 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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