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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) The benefits of belief.
(b) Peer pressure.
(c) Fear.
(d) To commune with Christ.

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

3. Who does Bishop Mynster's eulogy compare him to?
(a) Christ.
(b) The apostles.
(c) Kierkegaard.
(d) Hegel.

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

5. What novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
(a) The two towers.
(b) The two ages.
(c) How to get faith.
(d) Ages and faith.

6. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?
(a) Proposing to Regina.
(b) Contradicting Hegel.
(c) Persuasion.
(d) Criticizing the church.

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

8. Who does The Sickness Unto Death argue the person is?
(a) A spirit.
(b) Insignificant.
(c) A ghost.
(d) The son of Christ.

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

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

11. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?
(a) 3 books.
(b) Nothing.
(c) 5 pamphlets.
(d) 2 novels.

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

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

14. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?
(a) An illusion.
(b) A mistake.
(c) As progress.
(d) As regression.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?

2. When does Bishop Mynster die?

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

4. What is The Journals the forbearer of?

5. What is the central concept of Training in Christianity?

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