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

2. What body of water is mentioned in the poem?

3. Some say there are two types of genius: one who strives to accomplish, achieve, and possess; the other is content with what?

4. The author laments that the theories of his time have come to reach what point in their lives?

5. Who was mentioned in the letter Nietzsche wrote to accompany the poem?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is the mood in the beginning of the poem? What is the author doing?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Philosophy in Europe has changed drastically over the past 200 years. Study Nietzsche's concept on philosophy and how it has changed. Were the changes for better or for worse? What did Nietzsche mean when he said that the Europeans of the 20th century have a dangerous curiosity, multiplicity, and possess the art of disguises? If new virtues do exist in modern day Europe, will they be virtues that directly relate to one's most secret inclinations and ardent needs? Or will the virtues be based more on the needs of society as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

Nietzsche considers Kant to be one of the most influential philosophers of his time. Write a 750 word biography on Kant, his philosophies, impact on the field, and influence on Nietzsche.

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