A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Robert W. Bretall
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who's ideas does Kierkegaard oppose in Either/Or?

2. What does Repetition have that lacks in many of Kierkegaard's works?

3. Which of the Two Edifying Discourses does Kierkegaard prefer?

4. What prevents the hero in Repetition from finding what he wants?

5. What does Kierkegaard say "is given its rights"?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who is Regina Olsen?

2. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

3. What does the Knight of Faith do in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

4. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

5. What does Kierkegaard turn away from in Chapter 1, The Journals?

6. What does Kierkegaard publish at the beginning of Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life and why does it represent him well?

7. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?

8. What does the truth or art require in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

9. What must the individual Christian see in Chapter 3, Two Edifying Discourses?

10. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard discusses the hazards in newspapers and in media. Discuss why the press is considered the heart of the public, yet appeals to the worst in humanity. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Kierkegaard's view of Socrates and examine similarities between Socrates and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Kierkegaard discusses Christendom and tries to define Christendom. Examine the objectives of God and how they are realized, using the text to support your discussion.

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