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. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?
(a) When faith guides our actions.
(b) When there is possibility.
(c) When told to.
(d) When Christ is present.

2. What does Kierkegaard argue is the heart of the public?
(a) Gambling.
(b) Faith.
(c) The law.
(d) The press.

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

4. Where does Kierkegaard argue truth is found?
(a) In the relationship between the subject and his object.
(b) In Hegel's writings.
(c) Inside oneself.
(d) In Christ.

5. What does Kierkegaard use the book review for?
(a) Talk about Hegel's ideas.
(b) Discuss his own ideas.
(c) Apologize to Regina.
(d) To promote his next book.

6. What does Kierkegaard argue the present is ruled by?
(a) Inequality.
(b) Equality.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Corporation.

7. What does Kierkegaard argue men are in the modern age?
(a) Inferior.
(b) Limited.
(c) Equals.
(d) Superior.

8. What do many Catholics argue Kierkegaard would have done had he lived?
(a) Write another book.
(b) Reject Christ.
(c) Convert to Catholicism.
(d) Become a priest.

9. What does Kierkegaard think The Sickness Unto Death contains too much of?
(a) Humor.
(b) References to Christ.
(c) Discussion to effectively use rhetoric.
(d) Long sentence.

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

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

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

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

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

15. What does Kierkegaard believe the problem with modern Christianity is?
(a) It removes the possibility of offense despite how offensive it is.
(b) It is not in touch with reality.
(c) It is unforgiving.
(d) It relies on dogma too much.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue Christendom is ruled by?

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

3. Who did Kierkegaard receive communion from on his death bed?

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

5. What is the central concept of Training in Christianity?

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