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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 say being a Christian requires?
(a) Follow the Church and its dogma the best you can.
(b) Follow the Bible and not the state church's interpretation of it.
(c) Finding a place between offense and rejecting the possibility of offense.
(d) Follow Christ whatever the cost.

2. Who does The Sickness Unto Death argue the person is?
(a) A ghost.
(b) Insignificant.
(c) A spirit.
(d) The son of Christ.

3. What does Kierkegaard argue the present is ruled by?
(a) Presidents.
(b) Corporation.
(c) Inequality.
(d) Equality.

4. What does Kierkegaard focus on in Two Discourses?
(a) Churches and dogma.
(b) Personal interpretation of the Bible.
(c) The divine initiative.
(d) The word of Christ.

5. Who does Kierkegaard argue is attracted by Christ and his doctrines?
(a) No one.
(b) Good people.
(c) Smart people.
(d) Everyone.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do many Catholics argue Kierkegaard would have done had he lived?

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

3. What is Kierkegaard running out of while writing The Journals?

4. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?

5. In Chapter 13, what does Robert Bretall argue 1848 is for Kierkegaard's writing?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

5. What does Kierkegaard critique in Chapter 11, Works of Love?

6. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

7. What, according to Kierkegaard, can generate true knowledge of the validity of Christianity?

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

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

10. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

(see the answer keys)

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