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

2. What does Kierkegaard argue the present is ruled by?
(a) Equality.
(b) Corporation.
(c) Presidents.
(d) Inequality.

3. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?
(a) King.
(b) The Pope.
(c) Men.
(d) Leadership.

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

5. What is the central concept of Training in Christianity?
(a) How to mimic the apostles.
(b) Follow the church dogma to the letter.
(c) Love Christ without question.
(d) Being "contemporaneous with Christ."

6. What does Kierkegaard realize in "Rest at the foot of the altar"?
(a) He was wrong about Christ.
(b) That he teaches without authority.
(c) Catholicism is better for the average man.
(d) Regina did not love him.

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

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

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

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

11. What does Kierkegaard argue Hegel's vision of the world of reason does to the idea of possibility?
(a) It precedes it.
(b) It follows it.
(c) It annihilates it.
(d) It completes it.

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

13. What are Kierkegaard's political views?
(a) Communist.
(b) Imperialist.
(c) He is apolitical.
(d) Royalist.

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

15. How do the common people see Kierkegaard according to Chapter 9?
(a) As a prophet.
(b) As friendly, but insane.
(c) As a dangerous man.
(d) As an Apostle.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Kierkegaard argue a Christian must follow despite his being rejected by the world?

3. What religion does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say Kierkegaard follows?

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

5. What period do The Journals cover?

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