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. Which of the ancient philosophical and theological issues is addressed by Nietzsche?

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

3. In return, what would that person crave?

4. Nietzsche fears that a psychologist may easily get caught up in investigating the lives of people to the degree that he may:

5. What is another way to describe how Nietzsche uses the term "Fatherlandishness?"

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are Nietzsche's views on experience and how certain types of experience cause one to seek answers?

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

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

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

10. Why is suffering seen as a noble thing in religion? What does the martyr receive in return?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

One may not like the man to whom he is not equal. Why is that? What about another person who is not your equal cause dislike? Is this dislike more intense if the person is above you? Or is the dislike worse if the person is inferior to you? Explain. Write an essay about how this theory may apply in your life.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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