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. How long did reason-based and systematized thinking dominate European philosophy?
(a) 256 years.
(b) 150 years.
(c) 200 years.
(d) 325 years.

2. What does Kierkegaard say of the practice of taking sacraments?
(a) It is the purest expression of Christ.
(b) It should not be done.
(c) It has become meaningless.
(d) It has become rote.

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

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

5. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?
(a) 5 pamphlets.
(b) 3 books.
(c) Nothing.
(d) 2 novels.

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

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

8. Whose death does Kierkegaard await when writing The Journals?
(a) Regina's.
(b) His own.
(c) His father's.
(d) Bishop Mynster.

9. What does The Sickness Unto Death define?
(a) The spirit and the self.
(b) The self.
(c) Faith.
(d) Love and hatred.

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

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

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

13. What does Kierkegaard argue people think about Christ teachings?
(a) They are suspicious of them.
(b) They love them.
(c) They are offended by them.
(d) They do not respect them.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue man is not?

3. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?

4. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?

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