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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Bishop Mynster?
(a) A rival writer.
(b) Kierkegaard's editor.
(c) Denmark's head bishop.
(d) A friend fo the family.

2. What does Kierkegaard say of Two Discourses in his work?
(a) A reflection of his movement from Either/Or to "rest at the foot of the altar."
(b) The last piece of the puzzle.
(c) The first part of a trilogy.
(d) The start of a switch in writing style.

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

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

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say the pseudonymous work aims at?
(a) Captures Kierkegaard the man.
(b) Talks about the failures of Christianity.
(c) Convinces people to convert.
(d) Tells people the truth without fear of retaliation.

6. When does Bishop Mynster die?
(a) 1852.
(b) 1854.
(c) 1851.
(d) 1853.

7. What does Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?
(a) The law.
(b) Government.
(c) Churches.
(d) An individual's value.

8. How does Kierkegaard characterize Hegel's thinking?
(a) Faithless.
(b) Ridiculous.
(c) Limited.
(d) Right.

9. What does Christ's contemporary accept Christ despite of?
(a) It's radical costs.
(b) Peer pressure.
(c) Overbearing dogma.
(d) Church donations.

10. What does Kierkegaard argue is required to be Christ's contemporary?
(a) Believe in the resurrection of Christ.
(b) Be a good Christian.
(c) The change to offend others.
(d) Live in the first century.

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

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

13. When is Concluding Unscientific Postscript published?
(a) 1854.
(b) 1865.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1846.

14. What does The Sickness Unto Death define?
(a) Love and hatred.
(b) The spirit and the self.
(c) Faith.
(d) The self.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 say do not really fit together?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue Christendom is ruled by?

4. What do many Catholics argue Kierkegaard would have done had he lived?

5. What does Hegel think truth is according to Chapter 8?

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