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

2. Nietzsche has no regard for one segment of the population. What is it?

3. Self-contradiction also involves which of the following emotions?

4. Which faith is most closely related to sacrifice according to Nietzsche?

5. Many of these scientists, according to Nietzsche, mistakenly believe that value is the opposite of which of the following?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is suffering seen as a noble thing in religion? What does the martyr receive in return?

3. What is the difference between the average man's search for truth versus the search of the philosopher?

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

5. Nietzsche asks if there is a name for those who are no longer friends. What has changed about the friendships?

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

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

8. What are the dangers in the potential development of a budding philosopher?

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

10. Once again, Nietzsche makes reference to a language barrier. What is the author's opinion?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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 2

One may not like the man to whom he is not equal. Why is that? What about another person who is not your equal cause dislike? Is this dislike more intense if the person is above you? Or is the dislike worse if the person is inferior to you? Explain. Write an essay about how this theory may apply in your life.

Essay Topic 3

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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