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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Heschel, how did God show himself to prophets?
(a) In vague notions.
(b) In variables.
(c) In absolutes.
(d) In totality.

2. How is it said that God killed the Assyrians?
(a) With a disease.
(b) With loss in battle.
(c) With fire.
(d) With a flood.

3. What does Heschel say that Habakkuk is tormented by?
(a) The fact that God allows evil to prevail.
(b) The great lack of worshipping the true God.
(c) The idolatry of the people.
(d) The lack of listening to the prophets.

4. What did Isaiah say that God would do to those who try to honor themselves?
(a) Honor their fathers and mothers.
(b) Build them a nation.
(c) Bring them to humility and dishonor.
(d) Honor them as well.

5. What did Mesha sacrifice to appease his idols during wartime?
(a) Animals.
(b) His son.
(c) Incense.
(d) His daughter.

6. What does Heschel say the prophets had to endure?
(a) Ill health.
(b) Loneliness.
(c) Scorn.
(d) Lack of wealth.

7. In the Old Testament, sacrifices were part of the people's what?
(a) Way of honoring their dead families.
(b) Way of showing how much they owned.
(c) Way of worship.
(d) Way of showing remorse.

8. What was Micah's message?
(a) Sweetness and light.
(b) Doom and destruction.
(c) Love and generosity.
(d) Hope and forgiveness.

9. What does Heschel use to solidify his facts about the prophets?
(a) Other parts of the Bible.
(b) The prophets' own words.
(c) His opinions.
(d) Opinions of others.

10. What promise did God give with Second Isaiah?
(a) Promise of love.
(b) Promise of future wealth.
(c) Promise of redemption.
(d) Promise of destruction.

11. The author states that a prophet looked at things that seemed what to other people?
(a) Sacred.
(b) Trivial.
(c) Odd.
(d) Extraneous.

12. How did Amos describe God's voice calling to him?
(a) As a gentle breeze.
(b) As a lion's roar.
(c) As a whisper in the night.
(d) As a small nagging thought.

13. According to Heschel, what is one of the things that caused a need for prophets?
(a) Culture.
(b) Wars.
(c) History.
(d) People.

14. Hosea describes Israel as the unfaithful wife and God as Israel's what?
(a) Husband.
(b) Father.
(c) Son.
(d) Leader.

15. How many children did Hosea have?
(a) 10.
(b) 3.
(c) 1.
(d) 5.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Heschel use quotes from other books of the Bible?

2. How does Heschel describe the time that Jeremiah lived?

3. According to Heschel, in what way did Hosea differ from Amos?

4. What did Amos speak out against that differed from Hosea?

5. Micah lived about the same time as what other prophet?

(see the answer keys)

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