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

2. What does Kierkegaard say "is given its rights"?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Christ.
(c) Love.
(d) The religious realm.

3. What does Stages on Life's Way divide according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 7?
(a) Life.
(b) Lies and superstitions.
(c) Spheres of existence.
(d) How to love Christ.

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

5. What is Kierkegaard aware of concerning Fear and Trembling?
(a) It is not that good.
(b) It will be translated into many languages.
(c) Everyone will hate it.
(d) The Denmark Church will be offended.

6. What does Kierkegaard argue the truth is outside of?
(a) The other.
(b) Christ.
(c) Love.
(d) The self.

7. What does Kierkegaard argue men always appear to be biased by?
(a) Christ.
(b) His own perspective.
(c) Their education.
(d) Their environment.

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

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

10. What cities does Kierkegaard write Either/Or in?
(a) Paris and Nice.
(b) Rome and Berlin.
(c) Berlin and Copenhagen.
(d) London and Paris.

11. When does Kierkegaard write about truth in Either/Or?
(a) In the first chapter.
(b) Toward the middle.
(c) Toward the end.
(d) In Chapter 2.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where in Either/Or are the edifying discourses published?

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

3. What topic does Either/Or end with?

4. What does Kierkegaard distinguish between in Either/Or?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue major choices in life are not choices of?

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