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. What is no longer compatible to faith?

2. Nietzsche states that one must determine the value of:

3. The authors believe that which group is not honest enough?

4. A false judgment is not necessarily ______ to a person's mind.

5. What is the definition of soul atomism?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the French Revolution referenced? How does it tie in to philosophy?

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

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

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

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

6. Why should physiologists think twice before discounting self-preservation?

7. What is the one thing that every human being craves?

8. What is the author's opinion on reality versus self-denial?

9. What is the main thought on the pursuit of one's desires?

10. What are the differences in philosophies in various regions and nations? How can it be difficult to relate to others?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

Madness is rare in the individual, but thrives in groups and nations. What kind of madness is more likely to take place in groups than in an individual? Is mass hysteria a kind of madness? What kind of actions might be taken by a group that suffers from madness? How do those actions compare to the actions of a mad individual? How does religious madness play into Nietzsche's theory?

Essay Topic 3

The author thrives on pointing out the differences in personality and intellect between men and women. Nietzsche has very little, if any, regard for women. Comments regarding women and their tendencies are scathing. Nietzsche carries weight because of his academic standing so many are apt to take on his views without question. In the author's mind, should take no part in any scientific or philosophical undertaking. Examine Nietzsche's opinion of women and how it may color his philosophies. Where do you think these thoughts and feelings come from? Do any of Nietzsche's opinions carry weight with you? Explain.

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