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. People tend to base their beliefs on which of the following?

2. Which person does the author refer to as being profound?

3. People often cannot recognize philosophies of other:

4. Nietzsche believes that if the explanation were possible then which of the following could be traced back to it?

5. Nietzsche states that one must determine the value of:

Short Essay Questions

1. What is soul atomism? Who teaches the theory?

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

3. What is the author's opinion on how man views himself?

4. What does the author reveal as being a part of one's personal confession?

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

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

7. Nietzsche breaches an age old question about God and the devil. What is it?

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

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

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

Allowing oneself to be depreciated, lied to and robbed could be considered as the modesty of God among men. Why do many religious figures believe that one must suffer in order to be close to God, to be holy? Do you believe that this has any credence? Explain. Is this belief why so many people worship martyrs or why martyrs are often made into saints? Is it possible to be holy, to be close to God without a great deal of suffering? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Man will routinely make harsh moral judgments against those he loves, as well as neighbors, acquaintances and society as a whole. Write a 1000 word essay on this topic. What gives one the right to make harsh moral judgments? Have you ever done it? Explain. Why is no one immune to the judgments, including loved ones? Why do people tend to be hardest on those close to them? Give examples. How might embracing the will to truth help to eliminate or quell this behavior?

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