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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard argue the human is in?
(a) Error.
(b) Earth.
(c) Truth.
(d) The palm of god.

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

6. What does Chapter 1 say Kierkegaard is conflicted between?
(a) Love and despair.
(b) Love and hate.
(c) Wonder and hate.
(d) Wonder and despair.

7. What do The Journals say Kierkegaard feels?
(a) Sad.
(b) In love.
(c) Happy.
(d) Torn.

8. Where does the idea of Repetition derive from?
(a) Kierkegaard's own life.
(b) The rise of Christian dogma.
(c) The life of Christ.
(d) Regina's life.

9. Who's letter does Either/Or contain a series of?
(a) Socrates'.
(b) Hegel's.
(c) Judge William's.
(d) Regina's.

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

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

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

13. When were the last of Kierkegaard aesthetic writings published according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 7?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1846.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1855.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue we always place our consciousness in?

2. Of what book is a large portion reproduced in Either/Or?

3. What does Kierkegaard ask but does not give answers to in the Fragments?

4. What does Kierkegaard think what his family receives is?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue men always appear to be biased by?

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