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Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals: Summary & Analysis

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What book preceded 'On the Genealogy of Morals?'

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1. What phrase does Nietzsche use to describe Judeo-Christian morality?

2. What does Nietzsche call the driving, motivational force at the heart of the human experience?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and its attached worksheet will test your knowledge of On the Genealogy of Morals. These questions focus on the philosophical argument presented by Nietzsche in this book.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Answer these questions to make sure you understand:

  • The driving force of human existence according to Nietzsche
  • What Nietzsche calls Judeo-Christian morality
  • The reason Nietzsche uses the term genealogy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as how Nietzsche describes Judeo-Christian morality
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the ideas in On the Genealogy of Morals in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what tactic people use to convince themselves they aren't selfish

Additional Learning

You can find out more about this famous work of philosophy by reading the lesson titled Nietzsche's Genealogy of Morals: Summary & Analysis. This lesson will help you understand:

  • The style Nietzsche used in his writing
  • Other historical ideas of morality
  • Nietzsche's argument about the creation of Judeo-Christian morality
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