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 the author arguing is more important than the content of Either/Or?

2. What does Kierkegaard attempt to do according to Robert Bretall in Chapter 5?

3. Who does Kierkegaard think is the most likely person to understand the ideas in Fear and Trembling?

4. What does Kierkegaard argue men always appear to be biased by?

5. What does Kierkegaard say of the truth that teaches and builds up the human person in Two Edifying Discourses?

Short Essay Questions

1. What three stages does Kierkegaard introduce in Chapter 7, Stages on Life's Way?

2. Who is Regina Olsen?

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

4. What does Kierkegaard believe cannot be escaped by us?

5. What theme do the letters prefigure?

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

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

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

9. What must we go beyond according to Kierkegaard?

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

Essay Topics

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

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 3

Discuss Kierkegaard's definition of sin and how it is related to despair. Examine why sin is a problem, what the opposite of sin is, and how people may overcome sinfulness. Use the text to support your discussion.

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