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

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

3. What is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
(a) The Journals.
(b) Seducer's Diary.
(c) How to become a Protestant.
(d) How to become a Christian.

4. What does Works of Love focus on?
(a) The human reponse to the divine initiative
(b) Love.
(c) Marriage and commitment.
(d) Christ and dogma.

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

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

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

8. 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.

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

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

11. Who was Bishop Mynster?
(a) Kierkegaard's editor.
(b) A friend fo the family.
(c) Denmark's head bishop.
(d) A rival writer.

12. When is Concluding Unscientific Postscript published?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1854.
(d) 1846.

13. 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 realizes he still loves Regina.
(c) The height of his productivity.
(d) The year he starts doubting Christ.

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

15. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?
(a) Contradicting Hegel.
(b) Persuasion.
(c) Criticizing the church.
(d) Proposing to Regina.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?

2. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?

3. Who did Bishop Mynster influence?

4. Who does The Sickness Unto Death argue the person is?

5. What novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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