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. Defining a philosopher is a difficult task. To do so, one must be able to show that he has:

2. What is a most difficult thing to be understood by a man that is noble?

3. What in man is developed late and most likely is never fully developed at all?

4. The ___________ movement in Europe accompanies a great tremendous physiological process.

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Nietzsche explain the master morality and the slave morality?

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

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

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

6. What is the paradox in loving one's enemies as it is suggested in various religions?

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

8. How does Nietzsche view faith versus knowledge? To what philosopher does Nietzsche refer?

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

10. What is the author's opinion on morality as it relates to nature?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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