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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is a most difficult thing to be understood by a man that is noble?
2. What was the name of the god praised by Nietzsche?
3. The man who practices moral revenge is most likely limited in what area?
4. A person may eventually grow tired of what part of his opinion?
5. Socrates was known to mock which group of people?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Man is a strange and contradictory creature. One professes to believe in one thing but only as it applies to other people. When one encounters a person who has the same beliefs and expectations, one is apt to despise the other person, not recognizing in himself those very qualities he despises. Why is man a contradictory creature? Do you think it is hypocritical to demand a behavior of someone but not of yourself? How does this relate to the "do as I say, not as I do" mentality many people have with their subordinates or children? Is this a valid behavior? Is it helpful or harmful? What type of characteristics might you see in another person that would too closely mirror your own? Would it help you to change your behavior?
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
Nietzsche was known to have a turbulent and somewhat distasteful personal life. Read a biography of Nietzsche to learn more about his life outside the philosophical works. Write a 750 word bio on the author.
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