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Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What name does Kierkegaard use to publish the Two Edifying Discourses?
(a) Marcus Angelicus.
(b) Natus Metalus.
(c) His own.
(d) Lorentium Sisium.

2. With what book does Kierkegaard's work reach maturity according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 6?
(a) The Journals.
(b) The Fragments.
(c) Unscientific Postscript.
(d) How to be a Christian.

3. What is Kierkegaard stunned by in The Journals?
(a) The feelings of Chris.
(b) His own nothingness.
(c) The power of God.
(d) His own feeling.

4. What does the human hide from with all his energy according to Kierkegaard?
(a) Christ.
(b) Himself.
(c) His desires.
(d) Truth.

5. What does Kierkegaard say of the realms discussed in Stages on Life's Way?
(a) They are all divided in 3.
(b) They are all concrete forms of existance.
(c) They all need Christ to make sense.
(d) They can all be mastered.

6. What pseudonym does Kierkegaard use to write the second piece of Stages on Life's Way?
(a) Julius Manuterus.
(b) Frater Tactiturnus.
(c) Moter Tactimus.
(d) Frater Turburus.

7. How does Kierkegaard call the first piece of Stages on Life's Way?
(a) Guilty/Not Guilty.
(b) Love/Christ.
(c) Faith/Death.
(d) Love/Hate.

8. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?
(a) How to be a Christian.
(b) The Fragments.
(c) The Journals.
(d) Seducer's Diary.

9. What happens to Kierkegaard and Regina's relationship?
(a) Kierkegaard breaks off the engagement.
(b) Regina dies.
(c) Kierkegaard replaces her.
(d) Kierkegaard fires her.

10. Who does Kierkegaard think is the most likely person to understand the ideas in Fear and Trembling?
(a) A priest.
(b) A theologian.
(c) Regina.
(d) Himself.

11. What do many intellectuals agree on in the 19th century concerning distinctions?
(a) Distinctions are not distinctive.
(b) Distinctions separate man from beast.
(c) Distinctions are illusory.
(d) Distinctions are overrated.

12. What does Kierkegaard argue the human is in?
(a) Earth.
(b) The palm of god.
(c) Truth.
(d) Error.

13. What does the meditation in Fear and Trembling illustrate?
(a) Kierkegaard's happiness.
(b) Kierkegaard's love for Regina.
(c) Kierkegaard's regrets.
(d) Kierkegaard's love for mistery.

14. What does the pseudonymous author of The Fragments resist?
(a) Going to church.
(b) Discovering himself.
(c) Discipleship of Jesus.
(d) Love.

15. When does Kierkegaard write Repetition?
(a) 1854.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1853.
(d) 1843.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Kierkegaard's pseudonym in Repetition?

2. What does Kierkegaard say truth is constituted of?

3. What does Stages on Life's Way divide according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 7?

4. What topic does Either/Or end with?

5. Who does Kierkegaard write his pseudonymous work for according to Fear and Trembling?

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