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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What era followed the metaphysical and theological eras?
2. In Part 5, murder is what or it is nothing?
3. In Part 3, all modern revolutions end in a reinforcement of the power of what?
4. In Part 3, what alone kept Hitler alive?
5. In what writing does Camus think the "real greatness of Proust lies"?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Camus spends a great deal of time discussing metaphysical rebellion. Write a response exploring this type of rebellion. What does Camus mean by metaphysical rebellion? What is metaphysical rebellion? How does metaphysical rebellion turn into revolution? Use specific references to the text in the response.
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