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. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?
(a) Regina Olsen.
(b) Kierkegaard himself.
(c) Bishop Hollaf.
(d) Hegel.

2. Who does Kierkegaard argue a Christian must follow despite his being rejected by the world?
(a) Jesus.
(b) The church.
(c) His writings.
(d) God.

3. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?
(a) The gap between men and women.
(b) The gap between the church and the people.
(c) The gap between the orthodox and the modern.
(d) The gap between Catholics and Protestants.

4. How does Kierkegaard define truth in Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
(a) Objective.
(b) Subjective.
(c) Immaterial.
(d) Irrelevant.

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

6. According to Robert Bretall in Chapter 11, what does Kierkegaard see the truth as?
(a) An illusion.
(b) A noble goal.
(c) The word of Christ.
(d) What moves toward unity or the complete.

7. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?
(a) Persuasion.
(b) Proposing to Regina.
(c) Criticizing the church.
(d) Contradicting Hegel.

8. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?
(a) The Anglican Church.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) The head of the Denmark State Church.
(d) The Pope.

9. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 say do not really fit together?
(a) Kierkegaard's life and the effects of his life.
(b) Kierkegaard's view on Christ and organized religion.
(c) Church and the people.
(d) Kierkegaard's love of Regina and his attitude toward her.

10. What does Kierkegaard argue must be separated from society and reason?
(a) Men.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Church.
(d) Christ.

11. What type of text does Kierkegaard routinely publish under his own name according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 10?
(a) Political.
(b) Humoristic.
(c) Biblical.
(d) Economical.

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

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

14. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?
(a) As progress.
(b) An illusion.
(c) A mistake.
(d) As regression.

15. What does Kierkegaard argue Hegel's vision of the world of reason does to the idea of possibility?
(a) It completes it.
(b) It annihilates it.
(c) It precedes it.
(d) It follows it.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 13, what does Robert Bretall argue 1848 is for Kierkegaard's writing?

2. What is Kierkegaard running out of while writing The Journals?

3. Who does Kierkegaard argue is attracted by Christ and his doctrines?

4. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?

5. How does Kierkegaard characterize Hegel's thinking?

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