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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) It is his final word on the subject.
(b) It is a good introductory work.
(c) It is strong.
(d) It is weak.

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

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

7. What period do The Journals cover?
(a) 1851 to 1856.
(b) 1845 to 1856.
(c) 1856 to 1859.
(d) 1851 to 1854.

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

9. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?
(a) The Anglican Church.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Martin Luther.
(d) The head of the Denmark State Church.

10. Who did Kierkegaard receive communion from on his death bed?
(a) A bishop.
(b) Nobody.
(c) A layman.
(d) A priest.

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

12. What does Kierkegaard realize in "Rest at the foot of the altar"?
(a) That he teaches without authority.
(b) He was wrong about Christ.
(c) Regina did not love him.
(d) Catholicism is better for the average man.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard think Bishop Mynster did not witness?

3. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?

4. What does Christ's contemporary accept Christ despite of?

5. What is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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