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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is Kierkegaard at the age of his conversion?
(a) 26 years old.
(b) 14 years old.
(c) 35 years old.
(d) 25 years old.

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

3. What is Kierkegaard undergoing after his conversion?
(a) A terrible revolution.
(b) A physical transformation.
(c) The flu.
(d) A change of heart.

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

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

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

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

8. What is Kierkegaard feeling at the start of The Journals?
(a) Contentment.
(b) Loss.
(c) Fear
(d) Love.

9. What does Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writing tell part of?
(a) His thoughts on aspects of his philosophy.
(b) Socrates' views.
(c) Regina's views.
(d) Hegel's views.

10. What is the main theme of Fear and Trembling?
(a) The encounter between the individual and the universe.
(b) Commitment.
(c) Fear.
(d) Love.

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

12. What does Kierkegaard say truth is discovered in?
(a) The heart.
(b) One self.
(c) Faith.
(d) Dialectics.

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

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

15. What does Kierkegaard distinguish between in Either/Or?
(a) Love and hate.
(b) Catholics and Protestant dogma.
(c) Direct and indirect communication.
(d) Life and death.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue is merely foreshadowed in Stages on Life's Way?

2. What does Kierkegaard believe lies at the center of Christianity?

3. What does Kierkegaard know about himself in The Journals?

4. What does the first letter in Either/Or analyze?

5. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling represents?

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