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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

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 2

Whosoever fights monsters should be sure, that in fighting he himself does not become a monster. "And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you." This is a common thought among people who investigate heinous crimes. Examine why and how it is possible that by studying monsters one can become a monster. Reference a story like Jekyll and Hyde to prove your point.

Essay Topic 3

Some say there are two types of genius: one who strives to accomplish, achieve, and possess; the other is content with giving birth. Does this philosophy apply to modern culture? If so, does it apply more or less than it did in Nietzsche's day? Explain. Give examples of each type of genius. What about each makes the person a "genius?" What are the criteria for one to be considered a genius? Explain.

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