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

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

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

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

5. What does Robert Bretall say is difficult to discern in Kierkegaard's writing?
(a) Who he is talking to.
(b) If the love of Christ guides him.
(c) If he is Christian.
(d) Which aspects of Kierkegaard are present.

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

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

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

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

10. What does Kierkegaard think will happen with what his family received?
(a) It will come from time to time.
(b) It is something of the past.
(c) It will continue.
(d) It will disappear.

11. What does Kierkegaard say he cannot do with Regina?
(a) Share things about himself.
(b) Travel.
(c) Talk religion.
(d) Talk to her about her work.

12. What shall not fall to the ground without the will of the Father according to The Journals?
(a) A mouse.
(b) A man.
(c) An elephant.
(d) A sparrow.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard call faith?

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

3. What does Kierkegaard feel about the prevalent ideas about the universe and distinction?

4. What is Kierkegaard undergoing after his conversion?

5. What does humanity need according to Kierkegaard?

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