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Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard say truth is discovered in?
(a) The heart.
(b) One self.
(c) Dialectics.
(d) Faith.

2. Outside of what does Fear and Trembling not make sense?
(a) Kierkegaard's life.
(b) An asylum.
(c) Church.
(d) The Protestant faith.

3. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling represents?
(a) His entire life.
(b) The word of Christ.
(c) His childhood.
(d) Regina's past.

4. What do truth and art require according to Fear and Trembling?
(a) The hand of Christ.
(b) Taste.
(c) An acquaintance with bias.
(d) Love of God.

5. What does Kierkegaard ask but does not give answers to in the Fragments?
(a) The questions crucial to Christianity to survive modernity.
(b) Will society resist modernity out of love of Christ?
(c) Who am I?
(d) Does Christ love us when we don't love him?

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue we always place our consciousness in?

2. Who does Kierkegaard write his pseudonymous work for according to Fear and Trembling?

3. Of what book is a large portion reproduced in Either/Or?

4. What book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?

5. What does Kierkegaard meditate on in Fear and Trembling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is inverted, according to Kierkegaard?

2. What did Kierkegaard distinguish between in Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life?

3. What three stages does Kierkegaard introduce in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

4. What is the question raised in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

5. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

6. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?

7. How is truth discovered according to Two Edifying Discourses?

8. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

9. What do we always place consciousness in, according to Kierkegaard?

10. What is the terrible revolution which Kierkegaard speaks of in Chapter 1, The Journals?

(see the answer keys)

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