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. What shall not fall to the ground without the will of the Father according to The Journals?

2. What topic does Either/Or end with?

3. How does Kierkegaard characterize his interpretation of the facts after his conversion?

4. Where in Either/Or are the edifying discourses published?

5. What is Kierkegaard letting himself do at the start of The Journals?

Short Essay Questions

1. What theme do the letters prefigure?

2. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

3. How does the prophecy in Chapter 5, Repetition come to pass?

4. How does the young hero depicted in Chapter 5, Repetition, resonate with Kierkegaard?

5. Who had an enormous influence on German philosophy, and what do many intellectuals agree on?

6. What does Constantine receive and what does he want to remain?

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

8. What does Kierkegaard say about truth not being within ourselves in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

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

10. What do those at the banquet held in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way find?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard refutes the philosophy of Hegel and though he may admire Hegel's intellect, Kierkegaard thought he contradicted himself. Discuss the differences and similarities between Hegel and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your comparison.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Kierkegaard's relationship with Regina and discuss what prevented him from continuing his relationship. Discuss why he believed he manipulated her into falling in love with him. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Kierkegaard is considered the father of existentialism and maintained that the individual is responsible for giving life meaning. Discuss the tenets of existentialism and how it asserts the importance of human individuality.

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