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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The author states that while all philosophers love their truths, the new generation will not be seen as a group of:
(a) Realists.
(b) Idealists.
(c) Religious fanatics.
(d) Dogmatists.

2. Which item is reserved only for a few because it is the privilege of the strong and unattainable for the weak?
(a) Self-will.
(b) Success.
(c) Independence.
(d) Self-sufficiency.

3. Nietzsche believes that if the explanation were possible then which of the following could be traced back to it?
(a) Organic functions.
(b) Birth of religion.
(c) Invention of philosophy.
(d) Origin of man.

4. Many people believe in the existence of which of the following:
(a) Vanity.
(b) Mythology.
(c) Free will.
(d) Unfree will.

5. Many people believe that everything is created through the existence of:
(a) Evolution.
(b) God.
(c) Science.
(d) Opposites.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which faith is most closely related to sacrifice according to Nietzsche?

2. Just because something is true does not mean that it ceases to be _________.

3. In talking about deception, Nietzsche also makes reference to what type of perspective?

4. Nietzsche states that philosophies are often formed through various individual things. Which is not on the list mentioned in the text?

5. According to this particular philosopher, man has developed the ability to create which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the the "faculty of the suprasensible?" Who coined the term?

2. Why are people often desperate to hide their deepest thoughts and emotions?

3. Why does Nietzsche believe that there are attempts being made to divert attention from Kant's influence on German philosophy?

4. Is there a difference between the moral and intellectual set of philosophies?

5. How does the modern day concept of faith relate to Christianity?

6. A false judgment may not be something that a person's mind objects to outright. What is the theory on false judgments in one's life?

7. What is the main purpose of the psychologist in understanding the human soul?

8. What is the difference between the average man's search for truth versus the search of the philosopher?

9. The author categorizes people into groups. How many are there and how do they relate?

10. Why does the author claim that philosophers are not honest enough?

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