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

2. The author laments that the theories of his time have come to reach what point in their lives?

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

4. One should be concerned about the dangerous aspects of a man who claims not to be which of the following?

5. Virtues most likely relate directly to what type of inclinations?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is the danger in allowing oneself to indulge in "Fatherlandishness?"

5. Despite all other things, there are some virtues retained by man that cannot be disputed. What are they?

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

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

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

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

10. The author comments upon tempo and how it can be improperly translated. What is the danger in it?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Philosophy in Europe has changed drastically over the past 200 years. Study Nietzsche's concept on philosophy and how it has changed. Were the changes for better or for worse? What did Nietzsche mean when he said that the Europeans of the 20th century have a dangerous curiosity, multiplicity, and possess the art of disguises? If new virtues do exist in modern day Europe, will they be virtues that directly relate to one's most secret inclinations and ardent needs? Or will the virtues be based more on the needs of society as a whole?

Essay Topic 2

In general, people must realize that the desires they have are no so much the object of the desire but the desire itself. When one achieves this desire, oftentimes it is the end of the quest. Do you agree with this philosophy? Do you believe that the desire is not for the other person or thing but for the desire itself? Is it only the journey or the hunt that matters? What might one do when the thrill of the chase is over? Cite an example and explain the validity of the statement.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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