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. How long did reason-based and systematized thinking dominate European philosophy?
(a) 256 years.
(b) 200 years.
(c) 325 years.
(d) 150 years.

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

3. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?
(a) Nothing.
(b) 2 novels.
(c) 5 pamphlets.
(d) 3 books.

4. What does Kierkegaard argue a Christian needs to be?
(a) A follower.
(b) A leader.
(c) A prophet.
(d) An Apostle.

5. What does Kierkegaard say of the practice of taking sacraments?
(a) It should not be done.
(b) It has become meaningless.
(c) It has become rote.
(d) It is the purest expression of Christ.

6. What does The Sickness Unto Death argue the self is?
(a) The whole of man.
(b) The part of man that does not love Christ.
(c) A relation that relates to itself.
(d) The part of man that thinks.

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

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

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

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

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

12. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?
(a) How to be a better person.
(b) How to love Christ.
(c) What it means to be a Christian in a Christian society.
(d) How to sever our link to the organized church.

13. Who does Kierkegaard argue is attracted by Christ and his doctrines?
(a) Smart people.
(b) Good people.
(c) No one.
(d) Everyone.

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

15. What is the central concept of Training in Christianity?
(a) Being "contemporaneous with Christ."
(b) Love Christ without question.
(c) Follow the church dogma to the letter.
(d) How to mimic the apostles.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are Kierkegaard's political views?

2. What period do The Journals cover?

3. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?

4. What does Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?

5. What does Kierkegaard say of Two Discourses in his work?

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