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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 belief system accepts suicide as legitimate?

2. According to Stirner in Part 2, what leads to the justification of crime?

3. According to Part 3, Hegel allowed mutual recognition of minds to be reached in what?

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

5. Who do the first mythologies describe as an "eternal martyr"?

Short Essay Questions

1. According to Camus in Part 3, why do men kill each other?

2. In Part 3, what does Camus say the Fascists were the first to construct?

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

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

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

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

7. According to Camus in Part 3, how did the nihilism of the 1860s begin?

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

9. How does the revolution Camus references have the same meaning as revolution as referenced in astronomy?

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

Essay 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

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 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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