Consequences Of Ideas : Quiz 12 Of 16 - Chapter 11 "Soren Kierkegaard"

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Soren Kierkegaard Quizzes & Trivia

Quiz on chapter 11 of The Consequences of Ideas.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    True or false? Ironically Existentialism tends to be more strongly an anti-system than a system.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Existential philosophy has such a widespread and rapid impact on society because
    • A. 

      We inherently sense its truth

    • B. 

      It is compatible with Christian Theology

    • C. 

      It eliminated the middle man

    • D. 

      It ignored class structures

  • 3. 
    Which of the following are we not told that Kierkegaard saw himself as
    • A. 

      A father struggling to obey the command to sacrifice his son

    • B. 

      A gadfly biting people to alert them

    • C. 

      A man burning at the state who's screams are transformed into music by malevolent muses

    • D. 

      A clown warning a laughing audience that the circus is on fire

  • 4. 
    Which of the following in Kierkegaard's stages of life progression is out of order
    • A. 

      First Aesthetic Stage

    • B. 

      Second Existential Decision

    • C. 

      Third Religious Stage

    • D. 

      Third Leap of Faith

    • E. 

      Fourth Ethical stage

  • 5. 
    In Kierkegaard's  Fear and Trembling, the reading says that Kierkegaard discusses
    • A. 

      The dialectic between allegiance to God and allegiance to God's law in his heart

    • B. 

      Ethical relativism

    • C. 

      Antinomianism

    • D. 

      The elevation of the spirit of the law over the letter of the law

    • E. 

      The elevation of the letter of the law over the spirit of the law

  • 6. 
    In Kierkegaard's Attack on Christendom,  who or what is Christendom?
    • A. 

      The church

    • B. 

      Individual believers over all time

    • C. 

      The mosque

    • D. 

      The Church of Jesus Christ and the Latter Day Saints

    • E. 

      The state Church of nominal Christianity that resulted from Hegel's synthesis

  • 7. 
    Which of the following does the book suggest most emphatically to be true about Kierkegaard's view of truth?
    • A. 

      Objective certainty about external reality does not exist

    • B. 

      True thought and reality can only be found in the realm of the essences

    • C. 

      He teaches that the believer finds truth only when he experiences the tension between himself and God

    • D. 

      Factual information is to be favored over personal experience

    • E. 

      Christianity must be dehistoricized and the "Easter faith must be experienced in the hic et nunc

    • F. 

      With Descartes he believed we are to infer existence from thought

  • 8. 
    True or false? For Kierkegaard truth is found in the external how not the internal what.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    On page 157 which of the following are asserted or suggested as true about Kierkegaard's "leap of faith"? (True from his Kierkegaard's perspective not Sproul's.)
    • A. 

      It is the the means of actualizing or realizing one's true essence

    • B. 

      It is the means of entering the religious stage of one's life

    • C. 

      It is the means of getting to where one has the purity of heart which is "to will one thing"

    • D. 

      It is the means of bridging the barrier between Kant's world of the phenomenal and noumenal

    • E. 

      It is to embrace paradox and leap into darkness trusting/hoping that God is holding a net

  • 10. 
    What do Karl Barth and Emil Brunner have in common?
    • A. 

      They are both British theologians

    • B. 

      They both reject neo-orthodoxy and dialectical theology

    • C. 

      They are influential contemporaries of Kierkegaard

    • D. 

      They both contributed to a significant revival of Kierkegaard's work

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