Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
The devil is the best friend to wisdom as it avoids God. What does Nietzsche mean by that statement? Why are wisdom and God often separate according to philosophers? If Nietzsche does not believe in a living God then how does the statement apply? How does the devil fit into Nietzsche's philosophies in general? Create a depiction of what your concept of God and the devil are or as they are typically seen in modern culture.
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?
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.
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