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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 is Kierkegaard aware of in The Journals?
(a) His self interest.
(b) His longing for Regina.
(c) His nothingness.
(d) His errors.

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

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

4. What is the author arguing is more important than the content of Either/Or?
(a) Kierkegaard's footnotes.
(b) The title.
(c) Kierkegaard's analysis.
(d) The way the book was launched.

5. What does Kierkegaard say forms Repetition?
(a) The idea of repetition.
(b) The idea of abundance.
(c) Man.
(d) Christ.

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

7. What does Kierkegaard say must stop being the ultimate goal and motivation for life in Stages of Life's Way?
(a) Aesthetic.
(b) Faith.
(c) Money.
(d) Beauty.

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

9. What does Kierkegaard feel about the prevalent ideas about the universe and distinction?
(a) He hates them.
(b) He finds them unsubstantiated.
(c) He embraces them.
(d) He doubts them.

10. What does the hero of Repetition have trouble finding?
(a) Christ.
(b) A true union with the woman he loves.
(c) A good church.
(d) Himself.

11. What does Kierkegaard give up on according to Robert Bretall Chapter 5?
(a) Writing.
(b) Marrying Regina.
(c) Going to Church.
(d) Christianity.

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

13. What topic does Either/Or end with?
(a) Ethics.
(b) Love.
(c) Hatred.
(d) Christ.

14. What does the first letter in Either/Or analyze?
(a) God's influence on mankind.
(b) Romantic love.
(c) Christ.
(d) Death.

15. What does Kierkegaard know about himself in The Journals?
(a) He is a fraud.
(b) He is mistaken.
(c) He loves God.
(d) He is both great and small.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What country's philosophy does the philosopher who Kierkegaard opposes in Either/Or most influence?

3. What does Kierkegaard say he cannot do with Regina?

4. What happens to Kierkegaard and Regina's relationship?

5. What does humanity need according to Kierkegaard?

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