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. Nietzsche states that ____________ is a well refuted theory and almost no one in the learned world attaches significance to it.

2. Nietzsche believes that this created state is born out of:

3. Despite public opinion, Nietzsche has no objections about one of the following.

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the danger in the evolution of the democratic movement in Europe?

3. How does Nietzsche refer to Logicians?

4. How do the virtues of the modern man compare to those of old?

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

6. How does instinct change depending upon one's heritage and rank?

7. What is the author's opinion on morality as it relates to nature?

8. 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?

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

10. How do the modern day thoughts on morality relate to the modern day views on science of morals?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In general, people must realize that the desires they have are no so much the object of the desire but the desire itself. When one achieves this desire, oftentimes it is the end of the quest. Do you agree with this philosophy? Do you believe that the desire is not for the other person or thing but for the desire itself? Is it only the journey or the hunt that matters? What might one do when the thrill of the chase is over? Cite an example and explain the validity of the statement.

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

Women are easily misled by their own beliefs and will not hear otherwise. Is this thought the reason that Nietzsche feels a woman would not make a good philosopher? Research female philosophers from the past century. Choose at least three and compare their philosophies with those belonging to Nietzsche's work.

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