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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 humanity need according to Kierkegaard?
2. How old is Kierkegaard at the age of his conversion?
3. What name does Kierkegaard use to publish the Two Edifying Discourses?
4. Which of the Two Edifying Discourses does Kierkegaard prefer?
5. What does Kierkegaard think will happen with what his family received?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?
2. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?
3. What does Kierkegaard turn away from in Chapter 1, The Journals?
4. What did Kierkegaard distinguish between in Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life?
5. What does the truth or art require in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?
6. What is the terrible revolution which Kierkegaard speaks of in Chapter 1, The Journals?
7. What excruciating combination does the young hero in Chapter 5, Repetition endure?
8. What three stages does Kierkegaard introduce in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?
9. What does Kierkegaard say about truth not being within ourselves in Chapter 6, Philosophical Fragments?
10. What does Kierkegaard believe cannot be escaped by us?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Kierkegaard frequently wrote under pseudonyms. Discuss why Kierkegaard used pseudonyms to present different points of views and philosophical exposition. Use the text to support your discussion.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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