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

2. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?
(a) When faith guides our actions.
(b) When there is possibility.
(c) When told to.
(d) When Christ is present.

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

4. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?
(a) Organized religion.
(b) Faith.
(c) Pleasure.
(d) His books.

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

6. What does Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?
(a) An individual's value.
(b) Government.
(c) Churches.
(d) The law.

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

8. What does Kierkegaard argue men are in the modern age?
(a) Limited.
(b) Superior.
(c) Equals.
(d) Inferior.

9. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say the pseudonymous work aims at?
(a) Talks about the failures of Christianity.
(b) Tells people the truth without fear of retaliation.
(c) Captures Kierkegaard the man.
(d) Convinces people to convert.

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

11. What religion does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say Kierkegaard follows?
(a) Protestantism.
(b) Buddhism.
(c) Catholicism.
(d) Agnosticism.

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

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

14. In Chapter 13, what does Robert Bretall argue 1848 is for Kierkegaard's writing?
(a) The year he starts doubting Christ.
(b) The year he realizes he still loves Regina.
(c) The year of his first commercial success.
(d) The height of his productivity.

15. What does Kierkegaard resonate with concerning spirituality?
(a) Denmark State Church.
(b) Hegel's views.
(c) Catholic monastic life.
(d) Papal teachings.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?

2. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?

3. What does Kierkegaard think Bishop Mynster did not witness?

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

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?

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