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. Which of the following is not one of the things that is encouraged by that same religion?

2. Despite the commitment to his work, the philosopher knows deep down that there is one thing that will never be found. What is it?

3. People often cannot recognize philosophies of other:

4. What is a word that means something that comes in between?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the author claim that philosophers are not honest enough?

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

3. How does the modern day concept of faith relate to Christianity?

4. Nietzsche talks about the communicative habits of "free spirits." Explain.

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

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

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

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

9. What is the the "faculty of the suprasensible?" Who coined the term?

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

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

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 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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