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

2. There is no need to do be the sole protector of mankind and the earth; instead, take time to seek _________.

3. Nietzsche considers psychologists to have a large amount of which trait?

4. What country is the philosopher's homeland?

5. Nietzsche states that philosophy concepts are not something that will autonomously _______.

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. Nietzsche gives an overview of several cultures and religions. What are his views?

3. What is the author's opinion on the language barrier?

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

5. How does Nietzsche explain the master morality and the slave morality?

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

7. What is Nietzsche's lament regarding the German soul?

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

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

10. How do spiritualism and cruelty combine in the modern man?

Essay Topics

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.

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.

Man is a strange and contradictory creature. One professes to believe in one thing but only as it applies to other people. When one encounters a person who has the same beliefs and expectations, one is apt to despise the other person, not recognizing in himself those very qualities he despises. Why is man a contradictory creature? Do you think it is hypocritical to demand a behavior of someone but not of yourself? How does this relate to the "do as I say, not as I do" mentality many people have with their subordinates or children? Is this a valid behavior? Is it helpful or harmful? What type of characteristics might you see in another person that would too closely mirror your own? Would it help you to change your behavior?

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