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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which country has the least amount of strength of will?
2. Nietzsche points to the various German factions, including the Christian romantic movement and others including which of the following?
3. What is the name of the theory that says men should overcome laughter?
4. In return, what would that person crave?
5. Nietzsche condemns the woman who seeks to enlighten men and to become what?
Essay Topic 1
The author thrives on pointing out the differences in personality and intellect between men and women. Nietzsche has very little, if any, regard for women. Comments regarding women and their tendencies are scathing. Nietzsche carries weight because of his academic standing so many are apt to take on his views without question. In the author's mind, should take no part in any scientific or philosophical undertaking. Examine Nietzsche's opinion of women and how it may color his philosophies. Where do you think these thoughts and feelings come from? Do any of Nietzsche's opinions carry weight with you? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Historically speaking, the modern European has brought about a mad semi-barbarism through the mixture of class and race. Nietzsche laments the combining of races as it dilutes the individuality and unique culture of European countries. What is your opinion on the subject? How has this issue progressed since Nietzsche's time? The author also states that while the combination creates chaos, it also contributes to developing a modern soul. How is the modern soul different?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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