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 The Sickness Unto Death argue the self is?

2. What does Kierkegaard aim to reduce with Two Discourses and Works of Love?

3. What does Kierkegaard argue is both a trap and an illusion?

4. What other work does Kierkegaard produce during the period in which he writes The Journals?

5. What does Kierkegaard say being a Christian requires?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who died in 1854 in Chapter 17, The Attack Upon Christendom, and how was this person remembered?

2. What does Kierkegaard claim happens when we relate to our true selves?

3. What does Kierkegaard believe about modern Christianity?

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

5. How does Kierkegaard divide history in Chapter 9, The Present Age?

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

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

8. What does Kierkegaard declare of truth?

9. Why is Kierkegaard biased about the press?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine how Kierkegaard defines the spirit and the self and how man contains both the infinite and the finite. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Examine Kierkegaard's relationship with Regina and discuss what prevented him from continuing his relationship. Discuss why he believed he manipulated her into falling in love with him. Use the text to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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