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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does The Sickness Unto Death define?
(a) Faith.
(b) Love and hatred.
(c) The spirit and the self.
(d) The self.

4. 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) A reflection of his movement from Either/Or to "rest at the foot of the altar."
(d) The first part of a trilogy.

5. What does Works of Love focus on?
(a) Christ and dogma.
(b) The human reponse to the divine initiative
(c) Marriage and commitment.
(d) Love.

6. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?
(a) It is too long.
(b) It is his favorite work.
(c) It does not go far enough.
(d) It is weak.

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

8. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 11 say about the views of Kierkegaard on Christianity the year before he dies?
(a) He will convert to Catholicism.
(b) He will reject Christ.
(c) He will think that Christianity is stronger than ever.
(d) He will be disillusioned.

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

10. Who wrote the preface of Two Discourses?
(a) Hegel.
(b) Bishop Hollaf.
(c) Kierkegaard himself.
(d) Regina Olsen.

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

12. Who does Kierkegaard argue rules in the modern age?
(a) The public.
(b) Government.
(c) Christ.
(d) Churches.

13. What is The Journals the forbearer of?
(a) His conversion to Christianity.
(b) The Attack Upon Christendom.
(c) His faith crisis.
(d) His rebuttal of Hegel's views.

14. Who was Bishop Mynster?
(a) Denmark's head bishop.
(b) A friend fo the family.
(c) Kierkegaard's editor.
(d) A rival writer.

15. Who does Kierkegaard argue is attracted by Christ and his doctrines?
(a) No one.
(b) Good people.
(c) Smart people.
(d) Everyone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say the pseudonymous work aims at?

2. How does Kierkegaard describe what Christians call sin?

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

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

5. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?

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