The Rebel Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is "more useful than Shakespeare" to Pisarev, according to Part 4?

2. What does Camus say people become intimates of at the "climax of contemporary tragedy"?

3. The power to kill and degrade saves the soul from what in Part 3?

4. Camus says in Part 3 that every revolutionary ends by becoming one of what two things?

5. The desire for what is another form of the desire to endure, according to Part 4?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 3

At one point in the middle of the essay, Camus discusses totality and its central tenets as it relates to an idealized revolution. Write a response exploring the idea of totality and its central tenets. What is totality? How does Camus interpret totality? Is it positive or negative? Use specific references to the text in the response.

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