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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. Where in Either/Or are the edifying discourses published?
(a) Chapter 3.
(b) Chapter 1.
(c) Chapter 5.
(d) Chapter 2.

2. How does Kierkegaard characterize his interpretation of the facts after his conversion?
(a) Limited.
(b) Right.
(c) Wrong.
(d) Infallible.

3. 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) A series of stark choices.
(d) The time between our birth and our death.

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

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

6. Who is Regina Olsen?
(a) Kierkegaard's fiancee.
(b) Kierkegaard's agent.
(c) Kierkegaard's sister.
(d) Kierkegaard's editor.

7. What does Kierkegaard use when he writes about the Knight of Faith with the Knight of Infinite Resignation?
(a) Paradoxes.
(b) Fear.
(c) Humor.
(d) Impossible situations.

8. What does the first piece of Stages on Life's Way cover?
(a) The role of Bishops.
(b) Love in Christ.
(c) Trust in the state Church.
(d) Love and aesthetic.

9. What does Robert Bretall say is difficult to discern in Kierkegaard's writing?
(a) If the love of Christ guides him.
(b) If he is Christian.
(c) Which aspects of Kierkegaard are present.
(d) Who he is talking to.

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

11. What does Kierkegaard ask but does not give answers to in the Fragments?
(a) Does Christ love us when we don't love him?
(b) The questions crucial to Christianity to survive modernity.
(c) Who am I?
(d) Will society resist modernity out of love of Christ?

12. What pseudonym does Kierkegaard use for The Fragments?
(a) Salus Salenicus.
(b) Johannes Climacus.
(c) Stuartus Sagitarus.
(d) Romanos Anasicus.

13. Who does Kierkegaard write his pseudonymous work for according to Fear and Trembling?
(a) The public.
(b) Regina.
(c) Himself.
(d) God.

14. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling will do to the reader?
(a) Terrify him.
(b) Make him think.
(c) Make him convert.
(d) Amuse him.

15. What does Kierkegaard argue we always place our consciousness in?
(a) Experience.
(b) The love of Christ.
(c) Our body.
(d) Church.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?

2. What is Kierkegaard feeling at the start of The Journals?

3. What does Kierkegaard say forms Repetition?

4. What is the main theme of Fear and Trembling?

5. What does Kierkegaard call faith?

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