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. Socrates was known to mock which group of people?

2. Who was Socrates' famous student mentioned in this chapter?

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

4. What is the name of the theory that says men should overcome laughter?

5. Man's morality is different and therefore is likely to shine in what way?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Nietzsche asks if there is a name for those who are no longer friends. What has changed about the friendships?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whosoever fights monsters should be sure, that in fighting he himself does not become a monster. "And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you." This is a common thought among people who investigate heinous crimes. Examine why and how it is possible that by studying monsters one can become a monster. Reference a story like Jekyll and Hyde to prove your point.

Essay Topic 2

The author believes that a woman may appear to be peaceable, as the man wishes, but like a cat, she has trained herself to appear that way. What is your opinion of that statement? Do you think Nietzsche truly believes that women are not peaceable creatures? If women are not peaceable creatures, where does the opposite of that come from? Is it a learned behavior or an innate one? Does Nietzsche mean to say that it is the nature of the woman to behave that way or is it all a lie?

Essay Topic 3

Women are easily misled by their own beliefs and will not hear otherwise. Is this thought the reason that Nietzsche feels a woman would not make a good philosopher? Research female philosophers from the past century. Choose at least three and compare their philosophies with those belonging to Nietzsche's work.

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