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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. Schelling referred to intellectual intuition as being a "faculty of the _________."

2. There is no need to do be the sole protector of mankind and the earth; instead, take time to seek _________.

3. Nietzsche considers psychologists to have a large amount of which trait?

4. What country is the philosopher's homeland?

5. Nietzsche states that philosophy concepts are not something that will autonomously _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. The book's translator shares a story about the first known copy of "Aftersong." Where was it? How was it different than the later versions?

2. Nietzsche gives an overview of several cultures and religions. What are his views?

3. What is the author's opinion on the language barrier?

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

5. How does Nietzsche explain the master morality and the slave morality?

6. Nietzsche talks about the communicative habits of "free spirits." Explain.

7. What is Nietzsche's lament regarding the German soul?

8. What is the danger in the evolution of the democratic movement in Europe?

9. What is Nietzsche's opinion on the evolution of philosophical concepts?

10. How do spiritualism and cruelty combine in the modern man?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Nietzsche considers Kant to be one of the most influential philosophers of his time. Write a 750 word biography on Kant, his philosophies, impact on the field, and influence on Nietzsche.

Essay Topic 2

Historically speaking, the modern European has brought about a mad semi-barbarism through the mixture of class and race. Nietzsche laments the combining of races as it dilutes the individuality and unique culture of European countries. What is your opinion on the subject? How has this issue progressed since Nietzsche's time? The author also states that while the combination creates chaos, it also contributes to developing a modern soul. How is the modern soul different?

Essay Topic 3

Man will routinely make harsh moral judgments against those he loves, as well as neighbors, acquaintances and society as a whole. Write a 1000 word essay on this topic. What gives one the right to make harsh moral judgments? Have you ever done it? Explain. Why is no one immune to the judgments, including loved ones? Why do people tend to be hardest on those close to them? Give examples. How might embracing the will to truth help to eliminate or quell this behavior?

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