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. What does Nietzsche believe has been responsible for the education of the spirit?

2. What tends to lead people to search for answers to the highest questions?

3. This part of society can be directly attributed to what element?

4. Through a monstrous mix of races, the German people have become all but which one of the following?

5. The author compares the moral sentiments of what region to the rest of the world?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens once the friends arrive in the summer garden? How do they greet the author?

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

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

4. How do the modern day thoughts on morality relate to the modern day views on science of morals?

5. 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?

6. Why is leisure an issue for some cultures? How has leisure been forced upon society?

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

8. How does skepticism affect modern day Europe? What does the author think of skepticism in Germany?

9. How does a person see vanity? Who places the value on man?

10. How does instinct change depending upon one's heritage and rank?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Compare and contrast Nietzsche to Socrates and Plato. How were there views different? Were any the same? Explain. How might Socrates' views have changed if he had lived in Nietzsche's time?

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