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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard argue major choices in life are choices of?
(a) Christ.
(b) God.
(c) Intellect.
(d) Character.

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What does Kierkegaard fight against according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 5?
(a) Himself.
(b) Regina.
(c) Subconscious aspects of the self.
(d) The Denmark State Church.

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

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

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

15. What does Kierkegaard call faith?
(a) The organ of understanding.
(b) The way to love Christ.
(c) The reason for being.
(d) The best thing man has.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Repetition have that lacks in many of Kierkegaard's works?

2. What does Kierkegaard say forms Repetition?

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

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

5. What name does Kierkegaard use to publish the Two Edifying Discourses?

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