A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Final Test - Easy

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 Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say Kierkegaard rejects and critiques?
(a) Many central Protestant ideas.
(b) Faith.
(c) Organized churches.
(d) Christ.

2. Which of Freud's ideas does Kierkegaard prefigure in The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) Dream interpretation.
(b) Death instinct.
(c) Oedipus complex.
(d) Inconscience.

3. Who does The Sickness Unto Death argue the person is?
(a) A spirit.
(b) A ghost.
(c) The son of Christ.
(d) Insignificant.

4. What is Kierkegaard running out of while writing The Journals?
(a) Time.
(b) Funds.
(c) Support in the church.
(d) Inspiration.

5. What religion does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say Kierkegaard follows?
(a) Agnosticism.
(b) Catholicism.
(c) Protestantism.
(d) Buddhism.

6. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?
(a) Leadership.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Men.
(d) King.

7. Who does Kierkegaard argue rules in the modern age?
(a) Government.
(b) Churches.
(c) Christ.
(d) The public.

8. What period do The Journals cover?
(a) 1851 to 1854.
(b) 1845 to 1856.
(c) 1856 to 1859.
(d) 1851 to 1856.

9. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 13 argue The Sickness Unto Death tries to understand?
(a) The role of the church in the state.
(b) The corruption within each man.
(c) Faith.
(d) The love of Christ.

10. What does Works of Love focus on?
(a) Love.
(b) The human reponse to the divine initiative
(c) Marriage and commitment.
(d) Christ and dogma.

11. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?
(a) Follow the Church and its dogma the best you can.
(b) Finding a place between offense and rejecting the possibility of offense.
(c) Follow the Bible and not the state church's interpretation of it.
(d) Follow Christ whatever the cost.

12. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?
(a) Pleasure.
(b) Organized religion.
(c) His books.
(d) Faith.

13. Who does Bishop Mynster's eulogy compare him to?
(a) Christ.
(b) Hegel.
(c) Kierkegaard.
(d) The apostles.

14. Who did Bishop Mynster influence?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Kierkegaard himself.
(c) Kierkegaard's father.
(d) Regina.

15. Who did Kierkegaard receive communion from on his death bed?
(a) A bishop.
(b) Nobody.
(c) A layman.
(d) A priest.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

2. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?

3. Whose death does Kierkegaard await when writing The Journals?

4. What does The Sickness Unto Death argue is contained within man?

5. Who was Bishop Mynster?

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