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 is Kierkegaard stunned by in The Journals?

2. Outside of what does Fear and Trembling not make sense?

3. What does Kierkegaard feel about the prevalent ideas about the universe and distinction?

4. What are the Two Edifying Discourse written for?

5. Who does Kierkegaard write his pseudonymous work for according to Fear and Trembling?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the question raised in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?

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

3. What excruciating combination does the young hero in Chapter 5, Repetition endure?

4. What theme do the letters prefigure?

5. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

6. What passage from the Bible does Kierkegaard focus on in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

7. What words of Christ was Kierkegaard aware of in Chapter 1,The Journals?

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

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

10. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Kierkegaard takes a break from writing for a few years, while waiting for Bishop Mysnter to pass before publishing again. Examine the relationship between Mynster and Kierkegaard, using the text and secondary sources to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Examine what Christianity means for Kierkegaard. Compare his view of Christianity with that of paganism and pre-Christian religions. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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