A Kierkegaard Anthology Test | Final 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 does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say Kierkegaard's work written under his own name aims at?

2. What is the title of the conclusion of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

3. What does Robert Bretall in Chapter 10 say the pseudonymous work aims at?

4. What does Kierkegaard say of Two Discourses in his work?

5. What novel does Robert Bretall in Chapter 9 say Kierkegaard reviewed after the publication of Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

Short Essay Questions

1. What, according to Kierkegaard, can generate true knowledge of the validity of Christianity?

2. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

3. What does Kierkegaard express his hatred of in Chapter 15, The Journals?

4. What does Kierkegaard believe about Hegel's world of reason in Chapter 8, Concluding Unscientific Postscript?

5. What does Kierkegaard say Christianity offends?

6. What does the existence of man contradict, according to Kierkegaard?

7. What does Kierkegaard seek about the church at the end of The Attack Upon Christendom?

8. In Chapter 15, Two Discourses at the Communion of Fridays, what does Kierkegaard realize about himself?

9. If you are a Christian, what are you not doing according to Kierkegaard in Chapter 14, Training in Christianity?

10. Why didn't Kierkegaard write anything between 1851 to 1854 according to Chapter 16, The Journals?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Examine how repetition occurred in Kierkegaard's own life, as well as the plot and how repetition has a plot. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss Kierkegaard's view of Socrates and examine similarities between Socrates and Kierkegaard. Use the text to support your discussion.

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