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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 pseudonym does Kierkegaard use for The Fragments?
(a) Romanos Anasicus.
(b) Salus Salenicus.
(c) Johannes Climacus.
(d) Stuartus Sagitarus.

2. What does Kierkegaard's pseudonymous writing tell part of?
(a) Hegel's views.
(b) His thoughts on aspects of his philosophy.
(c) Socrates' views.
(d) Regina's views.

3. What does Kierkegaard meditate on in Fear and Trembling?
(a) Abraham's call to kill his son Isaac.
(b) A sparrow.
(c) The incarnation.
(d) The resurrection.

4. What do many intellectuals agree on in the 19th century concerning the universe?
(a) Universe is pure unity.
(b) The Universe is infinite.
(c) The Universe is limited only by our love of Christ.
(d) The Universe is where we are.

5. What does the pseudonymous author of The Fragments resist?
(a) Discovering himself.
(b) Discipleship of Jesus.
(c) Love.
(d) Going to church.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who's letter does Either/Or contain a series of?

2. How does Kierkegaard characterize his interpretation of the facts after his conversion?

3. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?

4. What does Kierkegaard say must stop being the ultimate goal and motivation for life in Stages of Life's Way?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard feel about the gifts God gives his family?

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

3. What do those at the banquet held in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way find?

4. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?

5. Who had an enormous influence on German philosophy, and what do many intellectuals agree on?

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

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

8. What banquet is referred to in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

9. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

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

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