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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 The Sickness Unto Death define?
(a) The spirit and the self.
(b) The self.
(c) Faith.
(d) Love and hatred.

2. What does Kierkegaard argue antiquity was ruled by?
(a) The Pope.
(b) Leadership.
(c) Men.
(d) King.

3. What does Kierkegaard realize in "Rest at the foot of the altar"?
(a) Catholicism is better for the average man.
(b) That he teaches without authority.
(c) Regina did not love him.
(d) He was wrong about Christ.

4. How does Kierkegaard see the move towards equality as being?
(a) An illusion.
(b) As regression.
(c) As progress.
(d) A mistake.

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 13 argue The Sickness Unto Death tries to understand?
(a) Faith.
(b) The corruption within each man.
(c) The role of the church in the state.
(d) The love of Christ.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?

2. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?

3. When is Concluding Unscientific Postscript published?

4. When does Kierkegaard argue that action is only comprehensible?

5. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?

Short Essay Questions

1. If you are a Christian, what are you not doing according to Kierkegaard in Chapter 14, Training in Christianity?

2. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

3. What does man contain, according to Kierkegaard?

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

5. What does the existence of man contradict, according to Kierkegaard?

6. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

7. Why didn't Kierkegaard write anything between 1851 to 1854 according to Chapter 16, The Journals?

8. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

9. What does it mean to be a Christian according to Kierkegaard?

10. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

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