Beyond Good and Evil Test | Final 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. Nietzsche fears if a philosopher does this, he will likely lose:

2. Who is Nietzsche waiting for in the poem?

3. What word does Nietzsche use to refer to his theories?

4. Who puts himself into a dangerous situation when studying both ordinary and extraordinary people?

5. One's virtues most likely are not the same as whose?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. The author comments upon tempo and how it can be improperly translated. What is the danger in it?

3. How do the virtues of the modern man compare to those of old?

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

5. How does a philosopher marry new and old ideas and relate them to the now?

6. Why must a psychologist take care when investigating various people?

7. Despite all other things, there are some virtues retained by man that cannot be disputed. What are they?

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

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

10. Nietzsche is very vocal about his opinions of the church. What good does the author see in the organization?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Nietzsche states that in order to love one's enemies, one must also learn to despise at the same time. Why is it important to be able to do both? Is to show only love for an enemy a sign of weakness or of true spiritual strength? If it is the former, why should it matter to either party? If it is the latter, then it should only bring enlightenment to the other person. Examine this theory and express your opinion on both sides of both issues.

Essay Topic 2

Madness is rare in the individual, but thrives in groups and nations. What kind of madness is more likely to take place in groups than in an individual? Is mass hysteria a kind of madness? What kind of actions might be taken by a group that suffers from madness? How do those actions compare to the actions of a mad individual? How does religious madness play into Nietzsche's theory?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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