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

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

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

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

5. When is Concluding Unscientific Postscript published?
(a) 1865.
(b) 1854.
(c) 1846.
(d) 1845.

6. 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 be disillusioned.
(c) He will think that Christianity is stronger than ever.
(d) He will reject Christ.

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

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

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

10. What does Kierkegaard think of Bishop Mynster's sermons?
(a) They are disconnected from reality.
(b) They are too long.
(c) They are good.
(d) They are outrageous.

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

12. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?
(a) Martin Luther.
(b) The head of the Denmark State Church.
(c) The Anglican Church.
(d) The Pope.

13. How do the common people see Kierkegaard according to Chapter 9?
(a) As an Apostle.
(b) As a prophet.
(c) As friendly, but insane.
(d) As a dangerous man.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?

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

4. What is The Journals the forbearer of?

5. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?

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