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 17 argue Kierkegaard's The Attack Upon Christendom attacks?
(a) Kierkegaard's past view on Christianity.
(b) Bishop Mynster.
(c) The whole of Christianity.
(d) Danish State Church.

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

3. Which of Freud's ideas does Kierkegaard prefigure in The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) Oedipus complex.
(b) Dream interpretation.
(c) Death instinct.
(d) Inconscience.

4. What does Hegel think truth is according to Chapter 8?
(a) Christ's love.
(b) Nothing.
(c) That men need to know Christ.
(d) A whole.

5. What does Kierkegaard argue man is not?
(a) Good.
(b) What he is in principle.
(c) Faith.
(d) Bad.

6. What does Kierkegaard argue is the heart of the public?
(a) The press.
(b) The law.
(c) Faith.
(d) Gambling.

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

8. Who does Kierkegaard argue a Christian must follow despite his being rejected by the world?
(a) Jesus.
(b) His writings.
(c) God.
(d) The church.

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

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

11. What does Kierkegaard argue Christendom is ruled by?
(a) Churches.
(b) Representation.
(c) The pope.
(d) Christ.

12. What does Kierkegaard use the book review for?
(a) Apologize to Regina.
(b) To promote his next book.
(c) Discuss his own ideas.
(d) Talk about Hegel's ideas.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Kierkegaard receive communion from on his death bed?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue would negate him?

3. What are Kierkegaard's political views?

4. What does Kierkegaard focus on in Two Discourses?

5. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?

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