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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. The author believes that the philosopher strives to rise above what common thing?

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

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

4. Nietzsche states that physiologists should think twice before dismissing the cardinal instinct of _________ in man.

5. It is a part of human nature for one to rearrange his own memory in order to avoid ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the author's opinion on how man views himself?

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

3. Nietzsche breaches an age old question about God and the devil. What is it?

4. How does Nietzsche refer to Logicians?

5. Who does Nietzsche refer to regarding soul and conscience? What is the opinion on the topic?

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

7. What is Nietzsche's opinion on the existence of opposites?

8. What does the author reveal as being a part of one's personal confession?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Allowing oneself to be depreciated, lied to and robbed could be considered as the modesty of God among men. Why do many religious figures believe that one must suffer in order to be close to God, to be holy? Do you believe that this has any credence? Explain. Is this belief why so many people worship martyrs or why martyrs are often made into saints? Is it possible to be holy, to be close to God without a great deal of suffering? Explain.

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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