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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 city does Kierkegaard live in according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 5?
(a) London.
(b) Berlin.
(c) Munich.
(d) Paris.

2. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?
(a) It is one truth among many.
(b) It is the only truth that can make a difference in our lives.
(c) It is the only truth worth having.
(d) It is useless.

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

4. Where does The Journals say Kierkegaard was on July 29, 1835?
(a) Copenhagen.
(b) Ribe.
(c) Gilbjerg.
(d) Silkeborg.

5. What does humanity need according to Kierkegaard?
(a) A love.
(b) The church.
(c) Christ.
(d) A teacher.

6. What does Kierkegaard think what his family receives is?
(a) Money.
(b) Bad luck.
(c) A good omen.
(d) A punishment.

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

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

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

10. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?
(a) The Journals.
(b) The Fragments.
(c) Seducer's Diary.
(d) How to be a Christian.

11. When does Kierkegaard write Repetition?
(a) 1845.
(b) 1843.
(c) 1854.
(d) 1853.

12. What does Kierkegaard believe lies at the center of Christianity?
(a) Christ.
(b) Truth.
(c) A religiosity of paradoxes.
(d) A cross.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Kierkegaard characterize his interpretation of the facts after his conversion?

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

3. Who's letter does Either/Or contain a series of?

4. Who's lecture does Kierkegaard attend?

5. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling will do to the reader?

(see the answer keys)

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