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

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

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

4. When does Bishop Mynster die?
(a) 1852.
(b) 1854.
(c) 1851.
(d) 1853.

5. How does Kierkegaard characterize Hegel's thinking?
(a) Faithless.
(b) Right.
(c) Limited.
(d) Ridiculous.

6. What does Kierkegaard say of Two Discourses in his work?
(a) The last piece of the puzzle.
(b) The start of a switch in writing style.
(c) The first part of a trilogy.
(d) A reflection of his movement from Either/Or to "rest at the foot of the altar."

7. Who does The Sickness Unto Death argue the person is?
(a) A spirit.
(b) The son of Christ.
(c) A ghost.
(d) Insignificant.

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

9. What does Kierkegaard use the book review for?
(a) Talk about Hegel's ideas.
(b) To promote his next book.
(c) Apologize to Regina.
(d) Discuss his own ideas.

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

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

12. Where does Kierkegaard argue truth is found?
(a) In Christ.
(b) Inside oneself.
(c) In Hegel's writings.
(d) In the relationship between the subject and his object.

13. What does Kierkegaard think Bishop Mynster did not witness?
(a) The love of christ.
(b) The truth.
(c) A miracle.
(d) The light.

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

15. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 17 say do not really fit together?
(a) Kierkegaard's view on Christ and organized religion.
(b) Kierkegaard's love of Regina and his attitude toward her.
(c) Kierkegaard's life and the effects of his life.
(d) Church and the people.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of Freud's ideas does Kierkegaard prefigure in The Sickness Unto Death?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue must be separated from society and reason?

3. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?

4. What does Works of Love focus on?

5. Who does Bishop Mynster's eulogy compare him to?

(see the answer keys)

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