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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) Love and hatred.
(b) The spirit and the self.
(c) Faith.
(d) The self.

2. What does Kierkegaard think of The Sickness Unto Death?
(a) It is strong.
(b) It is a good introductory work.
(c) It is weak.
(d) It is his final word on the subject.

3. What does Kierkegaard's work focus on?
(a) How to love Christ.
(b) How to be a better person.
(c) What it means to be a Christian in a Christian society.
(d) How to sever our link to the organized church.

4. According to Robert Bretall in Chapter 11, what does Kierkegaard see the truth as?
(a) A noble goal.
(b) The word of Christ.
(c) What moves toward unity or the complete.
(d) An illusion.

5. Why does Kierkegaard argue people convert for?
(a) The benefits of belief.
(b) Peer pressure.
(c) Fear.
(d) To commune with Christ.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard say of the defense of the Christian ideal?

2. What does Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?

3. How does Kierkegaard describe what Christians call sin?

4. What does Hegel think truth is according to Chapter 8?

5. How long did reason-based and systematized thinking dominate European philosophy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard say about the individual?

2. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

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

4. When was Chapter 12, The Point of View For My Work as an Author published?

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

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

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

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

9. Who died in 1854 in Chapter 17, The Attack Upon Christendom, and how was this person remembered?

10. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

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