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

2. Of the many types of passion held for God, who holds the most sincere faith?

3. Self-contradiction is formed through the perversion of which of the following:

4. People will often take great pains to hide what is delicate and personal, even if it means which of the following:

5. Many people believe in the existence of which of the following:

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Nietzsche's view on materialistic atomism? How is it viewed by the learned world?

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

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

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

8. Why does the author refer to man as being a contradictory creature?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Nietzsche considers Kant to be one of the most influential philosophers of his time. Write a 750 word biography on Kant, his philosophies, impact on the field, and influence on Nietzsche.

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