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 is Kierkegaard running out of while writing The Journals?
(a) Time.
(b) Funds.
(c) Support in the church.
(d) Inspiration.

2. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?
(a) Leadership.
(b) The Pope.
(c) King.
(d) Men.

3. What does Kierkegaard say the Danish State Church is?
(a) Incompetent.
(b) Good.
(c) Too worldly and afraid.
(d) Not strong enough.

4. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say about the views of Kierkegaard on Christianity the year before he dies?
(a) He will be disillusioned.
(b) He will reject Christ.
(c) He will think that Christianity is stronger than ever.
(d) He will convert to Catholicism.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What does Kierkegaard argue would negate him?
(a) To be included in a whole.
(b) To be loved by Christ.
(c) To agree with Hegel.
(d) To stop writing.

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

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

15. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?
(a) The benefits of belief.
(b) Peer pressure.
(c) Fear.
(d) To commune with Christ.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard resonate with concerning spirituality?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue Hegel's vision of the world of reason does to the idea of possibility?

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

4. How does Kierkegaard characterize Hegel's thinking?

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 argue Kierkegaard's The Attack Upon Christendom attacks?

(see the answer keys)

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