Beyond Good and Evil Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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

Compare and contrast Nietzsche to Socrates and Plato. How were there views different? Were any the same? Explain. How might Socrates' views have changed if he had lived in Nietzsche's time?

Essay Topic 2

Women are easily misled by their own beliefs and will not hear otherwise. Is this thought the reason that Nietzsche feels a woman would not make a good philosopher? Research female philosophers from the past century. Choose at least three and compare their philosophies with those belonging to Nietzsche's work.

Essay Topic 3

In general, people must realize that the desires they have are no so much the object of the desire but the desire itself. When one achieves this desire, oftentimes it is the end of the quest. Do you agree with this philosophy? Do you believe that the desire is not for the other person or thing but for the desire itself? Is it only the journey or the hunt that matters? What might one do when the thrill of the chase is over? Cite an example and explain the validity of the statement.

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