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Heinrich von Kleist: Quiz


Question 1: His Gesammelte Schriften were published by ________ (3 vols.
Ludwig TieckKarl Wilhelm Friedrich SchlegelAugust Wilhelm SchlegelSamuel Taylor Coleridge

Question 2: 1969 Wie zwei fröhliche Luftschiffer (Like Two Merry Aeronauts), 85 min; writer and director: ________; DFFB Production
HanoverBodenwerderFriedrich HölderlinJonatan Briel

Question 3: Kleist was born into the von Kleist family in Frankfurt an der Oder in the ________.
Western PomeraniaMargraviate of BrandenburgFarther PomeraniaPrussia

Question 4: In 1809 Kleist went to ________, and ultimately settled in Berlin, where he edited (1810/1811) the Berliner Abendblätter.

Question 5: In other words, the ________ has "its splendid source in the feelings," and thus, man must overcome his "struggle with Fate" with a balanced mixture of wisdom and passion.
Will to liveApollonian and DionysianExistentialismWill to power

Question 6: His first ________, The Schroffenstein Family (Die Familie Schroffenstein), has been already referred to; the material for the second, Penthesilea (1808), queen of the Amazons, is taken from a Greek source and presents a picture of wild passion.
Friedrich NietzscheDavid HumeAestheticsTragedy

Question 7: Kleist is also famous for his essays on subjects of ________ and psychology which, to the closer look, show an unfathomable insight into the metaphysical questions discussed by philosophers of his time, such as Kant, Fichte and Schelling.
AestheticsArthur SchopenhauerApplied aestheticsDavid Hume

Question 8: Works by Heinrich von Kleist at ________ (German)
Project GutenbergAmazon KindleProject Gutenberg AustraliaGoogle Books

Question 9: After a scanty education, he entered the ________ in 1792, served in the Rhine campaign of 1796, and retired from the service in 1799 with the rank of lieutenant.
KönigsbergGerman General StaffGerman EmpirePrussian Army

Question 10: It has been described by ________ as the "greatest partisan work of all time".
Leo StraussCarl SchmittPolitical philosophyGeorg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


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