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. How old is Kierkegaard at the age of his conversion?

2. What does Kierkegaard think Fear and Trembling represents?

3. Of what book is a large portion reproduced in Either/Or?

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

5. Which of the Two Edifying Discourses does Kierkegaard prefer?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the Knight of Faith do in Chapter 4, Fear and Trembling?

2. Where does Kierkegaard find himself, and what is he doing in Chapter 1, The Journals?

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

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

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

6. What does Kierkegaard publish at the beginning of Chapter 2, Either/Or, A Fragment of Life and why does it represent him well?

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

8. What does Kierkegaard say about humanity?

9. What did Kierkegaard have a radical hatred for?

10. Who is Regina Olsen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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 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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