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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 does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling represents?
2. What does Kierkegaard argue major choices in life are not choices of?
3. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?
4. How old is Kierkegaard at the age of his conversion?
5. What is Kierkegaard stunned by in The Journals?
Short Essay Questions
1. What three stages does Kierkegaard introduce in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?
2. What does the Knight of Faith do in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?
3. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?
4. What did Kierkegaard distinguish between in Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life?
5. Who is Regina Olsen?
6. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?
7. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?
8. What does Kierkegaard believe about truth in Two Edifying Discourses?
9. What does Kierkegaard publish at the beginning of Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life and why does it represent him well?
10. What words of Christ was Kierkegaard aware of in Chapter 1,The Journals?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kierkegaard examines how Christ is the only true teacher because only he lacks error. Examine the illustration that Kierkegaard uses to demonstrate this belief and analyze its purpose. Use the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
Writing under the pseudonym, Climacus, Kierkegaard describes faith in the language of the absurd in the sense of the improbable. Discuss Kierkegaard's use of the term with that of Albert Camus's understanding. Use the text to support your discussion and examine the paradox created.
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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