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. A person's responsibility extends into many areas except for which one?

2. Every person, regardless of status or vocation, strives to seek which of the following:

3. Nietzsche states that philosophy is much like a confession from its author. Instead of acting as a drive for knowledge, it can be considered as a/an:

4. Many of these scientists, according to Nietzsche, mistakenly believe that value is the opposite of which of the following?

5. In order to be able to gather a great deal of information one must possess which quality?

Short Essay Questions

1. There is a great deal of talk about morality. What is Nietzsche's opinion on morality?

2. Explain the concept behind Nietzsche's BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL.

3. Nietzsche presents an argument on conscious versus instinct. What is the author's opinion?

4. What is the main purpose of the psychologist in understanding the human soul?

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

6. How does Nietzsche refer to Logicians?

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

8. What is the difference between the average man's search for truth versus the search of the philosopher?

9. Why does Nietzsche believe that there are attempts being made to divert attention from Kant's influence on German philosophy?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nietzsche was known to have a turbulent and somewhat distasteful personal life. Read a biography of Nietzsche to learn more about his life outside the philosophical works. Write a 750 word bio on the author.

Essay Topic 2

One may not like the man to whom he is not equal. Why is that? What about another person who is not your equal cause dislike? Is this dislike more intense if the person is above you? Or is the dislike worse if the person is inferior to you? Explain. Write an essay about how this theory may apply in your life.

Essay Topic 3

Nietzsche has nothing against morality except when man uses it to put himself above others with no other explanation or accomplishments to back it up. Those who are pious are often completely dishonest to themselves as well as God. Who, in your opinion, would fall into this category? Is it a common position for people in religious leadership positions? How does this relate to televangelists? Do you believe that the pious man may put himself above others because he is a servant of God? What does Nietzsche mean when he says that "Those who are pious are often completely dishonest to themselves as well as God?" Do you believe that is true? Explain.

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