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 argue is required to be Christ's contemporary?
(a) Be a good Christian.
(b) Live in the first century.
(c) Believe in the resurrection of Christ.
(d) The change to offend others.

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

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

4. 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 published in 1854.
(c) They were both self published.
(d) They were both part of the same collection of work.

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

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

7. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?
(a) Follow the Church and its dogma the best you can.
(b) Follow the Bible and not the state church's interpretation of it.
(c) Finding a place between offense and rejecting the possibility of offense.
(d) Follow Christ whatever the cost.

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

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

10. What does Chapter 8 say about Hegel and his followers?
(a) They are savages in every way.
(b) They are good men.
(c) They refuse to debate.
(d) They do not compromise.

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

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

13. What does Kierkegaard focus on in Two Discourses?
(a) The word of Christ.
(b) Churches and dogma.
(c) Personal interpretation of the Bible.
(d) The divine initiative.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard claim concerning man and the self in The Sickness Unto Death?

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

3. What does Kierkegaard argue man is not?

4. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?

5. What is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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