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

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

3. What does Kierkegaard think The Sickness Unto Death contains too much of?
(a) Humor.
(b) Long sentence.
(c) References to Christ.
(d) Discussion to effectively use rhetoric.

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

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

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

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

8. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?
(a) They complement each other.
(b) They were both self published.
(c) They were both published in 1854.
(d) They were both part of the same collection of work.

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

10. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?
(a) Himself.
(b) Bishop Mynster.
(c) The whole Christian world.
(d) The Denmark State Church.

11. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) It is strong.
(b) It is weak.
(c) It is a good introductory work.
(d) It is his final word on the subject.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Robert Bretall in Chapter 11, what does Kierkegaard see the truth as?

2. What does Kierkegaard say of the defense of the Christian ideal?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?

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

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

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