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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The author describes what era in the Old Testament?
(a) Early Christian era.
(b) Babylonian exile era.
(c) Ancient prophets era.
(d) Prophetic era.

3. Heschel quotes Samuel to show that what was better than sacrifice?
(a) To go to the temple.
(b) To honor your father and mother.
(c) To pray.
(d) To obey.

4. What term does Jeremiah use for the people of God because they refuse to turn themselves toward God?
(a) Adulterers.
(b) Idolaters.
(c) Murderers.
(d) Lovers of evil.

5. Jeremiah was a prophet when what happened to Jerusalem?
(a) It was the center of culture.
(b) It fell.
(c) It became the capital of the Assyrian empire.
(d) It prospered.

6. For what does Heschel say God wants his people to obey?
(a) Because they want to.
(b) Out of obedience.
(c) Out of love.
(d) Out of fear.

7. According to Heschel, the prophets had no ideas about God, but had what?
(a) An obedience.
(b) An experience of him.
(c) An understanding.
(d) A relationship.

8. What did Amos speak out against that differed from Hosea?
(a) Accumulation of wealth.
(b) Negligence.
(c) Infidelity.
(d) Injustice.

9. What does Heschel say will change God's judgment about destruction?
(a) A new prophet's heartfelt request.
(b) A change in man's heart and actions.
(c) Nothing.
(d) A change in history.

10. According to Heschel, the land at the time of the prophets had judges and laws but they were both without what?
(a) Honor.
(b) Righteousness.
(c) Love.
(d) Obedience.

11. Heschel says that prophets have a duty to what?
(a) To their time and place.
(b) To their religion.
(c) To their countrymen.
(d) To their families.

12. Jeremiah says that even though people are punished they don't seem to what?
(a) Care.
(b) Be penitent.
(c) Have remorse.
(d) Understand.

13. The prophets were outraged because of what?
(a) Injustice.
(b) The king's edicts.
(c) Idolatry.
(d) People's lack of understanding.

14. Who was Hezekiah?
(a) A king.
(b) A shepherd.
(c) A prophet.
(d) A brother of Isaiah.

15. How does Heschel describe the time that Jeremiah lived?
(a) One of injustice.
(b) One of war.
(c) One of anger and wrath.
(d) One of peace.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Micah's message?

2. Why was Jeremiah imprisoned?

3. How many children did Hosea have?

4. Why does Heschel call the prophet he discusses after Habakkuk the "Second Isaiah"?

5. How is it said that God killed the Assyrians?

(see the answer keys)

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