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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. How long does it take Kierkegaard to write Fear and Trembling?
(a) 2 years.
(b) 5 months.
(c) 35 days.
(d) Less than 60 days.

2. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?
(a) It is useless.
(b) It is the only truth worth having.
(c) It is the only truth that can make a difference in our lives.
(d) It is one truth among many.

3. What does Robert Bretall think of Repetition?
(a) It is full of holes in logic.
(b) It is Kierkegaard's best work of literature.
(c) It is a humorist's piece.
(d) It is one of the worse works by Kierkegaard.

4. What does the first piece of Stages on Life's Way cover?
(a) Love in Christ.
(b) The role of Bishops.
(c) Love and aesthetic.
(d) Trust in the state Church.

5. With what book does Kierkegaard's work reach maturity according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 6?
(a) Unscientific Postscript.
(b) The Fragments.
(c) The Journals.
(d) How to be a Christian.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert Bretall say is difficult to discern in Kierkegaard's writing?

2. What is Kierkegaard letting himself do at the start of The Journals?

3. What name does Kierkegaard use to publish the Two Edifying Discourses?

4. What does the pseudonymous author of The Fragments resist?

5. What does Stages on Life's Way divide according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

1. What must the individual Christian see in Chapter 3, Two Edifying Discourses?

2. How does the prophecy in Chapter 5, Repetition come to pass?

3. What words of Christ was Kierkegaard aware of in Chapter 1,The Journals?

4. What is inverted, according to Kierkegaard?

5. What passage from the Bible does Kierkegaard focus on in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

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

7. How does the young hero depicted in Chapter 5, Repetition, resonate with Kierkegaard?

8. What does the Knight of Faith do in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

9. What theme do the letters prefigure?

10. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

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