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. In Chapter 13, what does Robert Bretall argue 1848 is for Kierkegaard's writing?
(a) The year of his first commercial success.
(b) The year he starts doubting Christ.
(c) The year he realizes he still loves Regina.
(d) The height of his productivity.

2. Who does Bishop Mynster's eulogy compare him to?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Kierkegaard.
(c) The apostles.
(d) Christ.

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

4. What does The Sickness Unto Death argue is contained within man?
(a) Faith.
(b) Christ.
(c) The infinite and the finite.
(d) The self.

5. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?
(a) Himself.
(b) The whole Christian world.
(c) The Denmark State Church.
(d) Bishop Mynster.

6. Who did Bishop Mynster influence?
(a) Kierkegaard's father.
(b) Regina.
(c) Kierkegaard himself.
(d) Hegel.

7. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?
(a) The gap between the orthodox and the modern.
(b) The gap between the church and the people.
(c) The gap between Catholics and Protestants.
(d) The gap between men and women.

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

9. 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 convert to Catholicism.
(c) He will reject Christ.
(d) He will think that Christianity is stronger than ever.

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

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

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

13. What does Kierkegaard argue a Christian needs to be?
(a) A prophet.
(b) A follower.
(c) An Apostle.
(d) A leader.

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

15. What does Kierkegaard argue Christendom is ruled by?
(a) Representation.
(b) The pope.
(c) Christ.
(d) Churches.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the common people see Kierkegaard according to Chapter 9?

2. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?

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

4. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?

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

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