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 Kierkegaard's work focus on?
(a) How to sever our link to the organized church.
(b) How to love Christ.
(c) What it means to be a Christian in a Christian society.
(d) How to be a better person.

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

3. What does Kierkegaard say the Danish State Church is?
(a) Good.
(b) Not strong enough.
(c) Incompetent.
(d) Too worldly and afraid.

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

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

6. Who does Kierkegaard argue rules in the modern age?
(a) Churches.
(b) The public.
(c) Government.
(d) Christ.

7. Who does Kierkegaard argue is attracted by Christ and his doctrines?
(a) Everyone.
(b) No one.
(c) Good people.
(d) Smart people.

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

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

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

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

12. What type of text does Kierkegaard routinely publish under his own name according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 10?
(a) Biblical.
(b) Humoristic.
(c) Economical.
(d) Political.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?

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

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

4. What is The Journals the forbearer of?

5. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?

(see the answer keys)

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