Albert Camus Trivia Quiz

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Ten questions based on Albert Camus's life! Hope you payed attention ;)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What year was Albert Camus born and what year was he deceased (include mm/dd/yy)

    • A.

      March 9, 1936 to April 26, 1981

    • B.

      July 2, 1912 to October 17, 1962

    • C.

      November 7, 1913 to January 4, 1960

    • D.

      June 2, 1941 to February 22, 2002

    Correct Answer
    C. November 7, 1913 to January 4, 1960
    Explanation
    Albert Camus was born on November 7, 1913, and he died on January 4, 1960.

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  • 2. 

    True or false? Albert Camus was traveling with his wife when he died.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Albert Camus was not traveling with his wife when he died. In fact, he was traveling alone in a car when he met with a fatal accident on January 4, 1960.

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  • 3. 

    In his last works, Camus outlined Liberal aspects of humansim that didn't correspond with:

    Correct Answer
    Christianity
    Marxism
    Explanation
    Camus' last works highlighted Liberal aspects of humanism that contradicted both Christianity and Marxism. Christianity promotes a belief in a higher power and the importance of faith, while Marxism emphasizes the class struggle and the need for a socialist revolution. Camus' ideas of individual freedom and the rejection of absolutes clashed with these ideologies, as he advocated for personal responsibility and the pursuit of happiness in a world devoid of inherent meaning.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of these literary pieces is NOT one of Albert Camus's works?

    • A.

      The Fall

    • B.

      The Stranger

    • C.

      An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge

    Correct Answer
    C. An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge
    Explanation
    "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" is not one of Albert Camus's works. This short story was written by Ambrose Bierce, an American author, and journalist. Camus is known for his works such as "The Fall" and "The Stranger," which are existentialist novels that explore themes of alienation and the meaninglessness of life. However, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" belongs to a different literary tradition and is not associated with Camus.

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  • 5. 

    In the 1930s, Camus became commited to three activities. Which one is NOT one of his commitments?

    • A.

      Politics

    • B.

      Socialist involvement

    • C.

      Theater

    • D.

      Writing

    Correct Answer
    B. Socialist involvement
    Explanation
    Camus was committed to politics, theater, and writing in the 1930s. However, socialist involvement was not one of his commitments during that time. This suggests that while he may have been involved in politics and held socialist beliefs, he did not actively engage in socialist organizations or movements during the 1930s.

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  • 6. 

    A common image of Albert Camus's work is:

    Correct Answer
    Sea
    Skylight
    Desert
    Explanation
    Albert Camus's work often explores themes of existentialism and the human condition. The image of the sea can symbolize the vastness and unpredictability of life, while also representing the constant ebb and flow of emotions and experiences. The skylight can symbolize the search for meaning and enlightenment, as well as the desire to break free from societal constraints. The desert can represent the isolation and emptiness that individuals may feel in their existential journey. These images collectively capture the essence of Camus's work and the philosophical ideas he explores.

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  • 7. 

    What illness haunted Albert Camus throughout his lifetime?

    • A.

      Alzheimers

    • B.

      Hepatitis B

    • C.

      Prostrate Cancer

    • D.

      Tuberculosis

    Correct Answer
    D. Tuberculosis
    Explanation
    Albert Camus was indeed haunted by tuberculosis throughout his lifetime. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that primarily affects the lungs but can also spread to other parts of the body. Camus contracted tuberculosis in 1930 and suffered from recurring bouts of the illness for many years. It had a significant impact on his health and shaped his experiences and writing. Camus often wrote about themes of illness, mortality, and the human condition, influenced by his personal struggle with tuberculosis.

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  • 8. 

    Albert Camus attended the University of Algiers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Albert Camus attended the University of Algiers. This statement is true because Albert Camus was born in Mondovi, French Algeria in 1913 and went on to study philosophy at the University of Algiers. He was deeply influenced by his experiences there, which shaped his philosophical and literary works. Camus later became a prominent existentialist philosopher and writer, known for his works such as "The Stranger" and "The Myth of Sisyphus."

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  • 9. 

    Camus's family was very wealthy and obtained University degrees.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Camus's family was wealthy and obtained university degrees. However, the correct answer is False. The explanation for this is not available.

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  • 10. 

    What was NOT a common idea of Albert Camus's literary works?

    • A.

      Happiness of love

    • B.

      Self-Realization and Solidarity

    • C.

      The condemnation of the faith/grace of God

    • D.

      The understanding of the hopelesness of human fate

    Correct Answer
    C. The condemnation of the faith/grace of God
    Explanation
    Albert Camus's literary works often explored themes of existentialism and the absurdity of human existence. While he did touch upon the hopelessness of human fate and the search for self-realization and solidarity, the condemnation of the faith/grace of God was not a common idea in his works. Camus was known for his atheistic beliefs and his rejection of religious faith. He believed that humans must create their own meaning and purpose in life, rather than relying on divine intervention or grace.

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