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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 does Kierkegaard meditate on in Fear and Trembling?
(a) A sparrow.
(b) The incarnation.
(c) The resurrection.
(d) Abraham's call to kill his son Isaac.

2. How many realms does Stages on Life's Way discuss?
(a) 5 realms.
(b) 3 realms.
(c) 2 realms.
(d) 4 realms.

3. Outside of what does Fear and Trembling not make sense?
(a) An asylum.
(b) Church.
(c) Kierkegaard's life.
(d) The Protestant faith.

4. What does Kierkegaard think will happen with what his family received?
(a) It will disappear.
(b) It is something of the past.
(c) It will come from time to time.
(d) It will continue.

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is merely foreshadowed in Stages on Life's Way?
(a) Religions.
(b) Christ.
(c) Love.
(d) Hatred

6. What is Kierkegaard's pseudonym in Repetition?
(a) Constantine Traversius.
(b) Constantine Contantius.
(c) Marc Antony.
(d) Julius Antonius.

7. Who's lecture does Kierkegaard attend?
(a) Schelling's.
(b) Socrates'.
(c) Igor Stensen's.
(d) Hegel's.

8. What country's philosophy does the philosopher who Kierkegaard opposes in Either/Or most influence?
(a) Denmark.
(b) Italy.
(c) Germany.
(d) France.

9. What does Kierkegaard argue major choices in life are not choices of?
(a) Luck.
(b) Love.
(c) Intellect.
(d) God.

10. How long does it take Kierkegaard to write Fear and Trembling?
(a) 5 months.
(b) 2 years.
(c) Less than 60 days.
(d) 35 days.

11. Of what book is a large portion reproduced in Either/Or?
(a) How to love.
(b) Romantic Love.
(c) How to be a Christian.
(d) The Seducer's Diary.

12. What do truth and art require according to Fear and Trembling?
(a) Love of God.
(b) An acquaintance with bias.
(c) The hand of Christ.
(d) Taste.

13. What does Kierkegaard argue life is?
(a) The time between our acceptance of the love of Christ and our death.
(b) A series of moments.
(c) The time between our birth and our death.
(d) A series of stark choices.

14. What does Robert Bretall say Kierkegaard is in the Two Edifying Discourses?
(a) A liar.
(b) A theopolian.
(c) A fiction writer.
(d) A poet.

15. What does Repetition have that lacks in many of Kierkegaard's works?
(a) A third person point of view.
(b) A plot.
(c) Chapters.
(d) Humor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do many intellectuals agree on in the 19th century concerning distinctions?

2. What does Kierkegaard say must stop being the ultimate goal and motivation for life in Stages of Life's Way?

3. What does the human hide from with all his energy according to Kierkegaard?

4. What is the author arguing is more important than the content of Either/Or?

5. What city does Kierkegaard live in according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 5?

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