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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 believe the problem with modern Christianity is?
(a) It relies on dogma too much.
(b) It removes the possibility of offense despite how offensive it is.
(c) It is unforgiving.
(d) It is not in touch with reality.

2. What does Kierkegaard think The Sickness Unto Death contains too much of?
(a) Humor.
(b) Discussion to effectively use rhetoric.
(c) Long sentence.
(d) References to Christ.

3. What does Kierkegaard argue cannot be improved or hurt by social organization?
(a) An individual's value.
(b) Government.
(c) The law.
(d) Churches.

4. What does Kierkegaard argue must be separated from society and reason?
(a) Christ.
(b) Individuality.
(c) Men.
(d) Church.

5. What are Kierkegaard's political views?
(a) He is apolitical.
(b) Royalist.
(c) Communist.
(d) Imperialist.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the criticism of Kierkegaard targeted at?

2. What is The Journals the forbearer of?

3. What novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

4. What does The Sickness Unto Death argue is contained within man?

5. How does Kierkegaard define truth in Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

2. What does Kierkegaard believe about Hegel's world of reason in Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

3. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

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

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

6. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

7. What does Kierkegaard see truth as?

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

9. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

10. What does Kierkegaard claim happens when we relate to our true selves?

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