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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 of the defense of the Christian ideal?
(a) We could do better.
(b) It is unknown the the layman.
(c) We all fall short of it.
(d) We all appall it.

2. How does Kierkegaard describe what Christians call sin?
(a) Love.
(b) Despair.
(c) Aesthetic.
(d) Fun.

3. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?
(a) His books.
(b) Faith.
(c) Organized religion.
(d) Pleasure.

4. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 14 say Kierkegaard thinks of Training in Christianity?
(a) It is weak.
(b) It is his favorite work.
(c) It does not go far enough.
(d) It is too long.

5. Who is still famous for maintaining the doctrine of Justification by Faith against the Catholic view of merit and indulgence?
(a) The Anglican Church.
(b) Martin Luther.
(c) The head of the Denmark State Church.
(d) The Pope.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What period do The Journals cover?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 13 argue The Sickness Unto Death tries to understand?

4. What does Kierkegaard focus on in Two Discourses?

5. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Kierkegaard express his hatred of in Chapter 15, The Journals?

4. What does Kierkegaard find outrageous and upsetting?

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

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

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

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

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

10. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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