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. In Part 3, what divides the sovereign?

2. What has to be alive in order to say life is absurd, according to the introduction?

3. According to Part 3, what is limited in scope by its nature?

4. In the introduction, what is it always possible to do?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Nietzsche believe was his "supreme vocation," according to Camus in Part 2?

2. What does Camus say in Part 3 is the purpose of his book?

3. What is Sade's idea of God that Camus says Sade created for himself?

4. Why does Camus think Nietzsche attacked Christianity?

5. In Part 5, Camus says rebels want what to be recognized?

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

7. How does Camus describe the history of Russian terrorism in Part 3?

8. What does Camus say is the real condemnation of the period in which we live in Part 5?

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

10. What is methodical negation as practiced by Nietzsche?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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