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 Kierkegaard argue man is not?
(a) What he is in principle.
(b) Faith.
(c) Good.
(d) Bad.

2. 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 relies on dogma too much.
(d) It is unforgiving.

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

4. How do the common people see Kierkegaard according to Chapter 9?
(a) As a prophet.
(b) As friendly, but insane.
(c) As an Apostle.
(d) As a dangerous man.

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

6. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?
(a) They were both self published.
(b) They were both published in 1854.
(c) They complement each other.
(d) They were both part of the same collection of work.

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

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

9. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 argue Kierkegaard's The Attack Upon Christendom attacks?
(a) Danish State Church.
(b) Kierkegaard's past view on Christianity.
(c) Bishop Mynster.
(d) The whole of Christianity.

10. What does Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?
(a) They are good men.
(b) They are savages in every way.
(c) They do not compromise.
(d) They refuse to debate.

11. What does Kierkegaard claim concerning man and the self in The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) The self is Christ.
(b) Man is not yet a self.
(c) Man and Christ are the self.
(d) Man and the self are insignificant.

12. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?
(a) Follow Christ whatever the cost.
(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) Finding a place between offense and rejecting the possibility of offense.

13. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?
(a) It is weak.
(b) It is too long.
(c) It is his favorite work.
(d) It does not go far enough.

14. 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 love of Christ.
(d) The corruption within each man.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue is required to be Christ's contemporary?

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

3. What does Kierkegaard argue men are in the modern age?

4. Who was Bishop Mynster?

5. Who did Bishop Mynster influence?

(see the answer keys)

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