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Beyond Good and Evil

Friedrich Nietzsche


Review Quiz

1. At the very beginning of the book, what does Nietzsche compare truth to?

2. Which of the following does Nietzsche NOT take use as an example of a cause of philosophical dogmatism in his preface?

3. Which of the following groups do not have their "prejudices" examined in the first chapter?

4. Which of the following does Nietzsche take as being responsible for the belief in immediate certainties such as the claim that "I cannot doubt that I am thinking"?

5. What are the basic units of Nietzsche's ontology? (Don't know what "ontology" means? Okay, then: what are the fundamental building blocks of the universe, according to Nietzsche?)

6. What might motivate a "free spirit" to mingle with the masses?

7. How does Nietzsche characterize a society that values an action according to its consequences?

8. What is the highest form of sacrifice?

9. Of what is science the most recent incarnation?

10. Which of the following topics does Nietzsche give the least direction to?

11. What happens when you look long into an abyss?

12. Which of the following is not discussed in the "Epigrams and Interludes"?

13. A great artist must be able to practice:

14. Which of the following is the most "sublimated" expression of power?

15. Nietzsche hates all of the following EXCEPT:

16. The best example of a Nietzschean philosopher, who is also a legislator of new values, is:

17. Who is the forefather of the kind of skepticism Nietzsche admires?

18. What is the main problem with prescribing one moral code for all people?

19. Nietzsche says all of the following about women, EXCEPT:

20. Who among the following does Nietzsche least admire?

21. Which of the following races is "feminine"?

22. Which of the following is not necessary for the improvement of our species?

23. Who does Nietzsche worship?

24. What is the speaker in Nietzsche's "Aftersong" waiting for?

25. Why do the speaker's friends in the "Aftersong" leave him?

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