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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 argue major choices in life are not choices of?
(a) Love.
(b) Intellect.
(c) God.
(d) Luck.

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

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

4. What topic does Either/Or end with?
(a) Hatred.
(b) Love.
(c) Christ.
(d) Ethics.

5. What does Kierkegaard say of the realms discussed in Stages on Life's Way?
(a) They can all be mastered.
(b) They are all divided in 3.
(c) They are all concrete forms of existance.
(d) They all need Christ to make sense.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do many intellectuals agree on in the 19th century concerning distinctions?

2. What does Kierkegaard feel about the prevalent ideas about the universe and distinction?

3. Where does The Journals say Kierkegaard was on July 29, 1835?

4. What does Kierkegaard distinguish between in Either/Or?

5. What does Kierkegaard fight against according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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

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

5. How does Kierkegaard divide history in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

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

7. What does Kierkegaard outline about the human heart in Chapter 10, Edifying Discourses?

8. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?

9. What is life according to Kierkegaard?

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

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