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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 Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say the pseudonymous work aims at?
(a) Captures Kierkegaard the man.
(b) Convinces people to convert.
(c) Tells people the truth without fear of retaliation.
(d) Talks about the failures of Christianity.

2. What do Two Discourses and Works of Love have in common according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 15?
(a) They were both part of the same collection of work.
(b) They were both published in 1854.
(c) They were both self published.
(d) They complement each other.

3. How does Kierkegaard define truth in Concluding Unscientific Postscript?
(a) Immaterial.
(b) Objective.
(c) Irrelevant.
(d) Subjective.

4. What does Kierkegaard think Bishop Mynster did not witness?
(a) A miracle.
(b) The light.
(c) The love of christ.
(d) The truth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kierkegaard argue is required to be Christ's contemporary?

2. What does Works of Love focus on?

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

4. Who does Bishop Mynster's eulogy compare him to?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

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

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

5. What did Kierkegaard criticize about the sacraments?

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

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

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

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

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

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