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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 book sets the stage for Kierkegaard's mature work?
(a) The Fragments.
(b) How to be a Christian.
(c) The Journals.
(d) Seducer's Diary.

2. Who does Kierkegaard think is the most likely person to understand the ideas in Fear and Trembling?
(a) Regina.
(b) A priest.
(c) Himself.
(d) A theologian.

3. What does Kierkegaard feel about the prevalent ideas about the universe and distinction?
(a) He doubts them.
(b) He hates them.
(c) He embraces them.
(d) He finds them unsubstantiated.

4. What does the hero of Repetition have trouble finding?
(a) Christ.
(b) A good church.
(c) Himself.
(d) A true union with the woman he loves.

5. What does Kierkegaard call faith?
(a) The reason for being.
(b) The way to love Christ.
(c) The best thing man has.
(d) The organ of understanding.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the Two Edifying Discourse written for?

2. What does Kierkegaard give up on according to Robert Bretall Chapter 5?

3. Outside of what does Fear and Trembling not make sense?

4. What does the human hide from with all his energy according to Kierkegaard?

5. What does Robert Bretall say Kierkegaard is in the Two Edifying Discourses?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

2. In Chapter 15, Two Discourses at the Communion of Fridays, what does Kierkegaard realize about himself?

3. What must individuality be separated from according to Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

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

5. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?

6. What does Kierkegaard express his hatred of in Chapter 15, The Journals?

7. What does Constantine receive and what does he want to remain?

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

9. What does Kierkegaard aim to do in Chapter 15, Two Discourses at the Communion on Fridays?

10. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

(see the answer keys)

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