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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Heschel describe the time during Second Isaiah?
(a) Filled with doom and hope.
(b) Filled with death and destruction.
(c) Filled with tears and joy.
(d) Filled with repentance.

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

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

4. Heschel states that it is a mistake to think that what happens on earth reflects what?
(a) What has happened in the past on earth.
(b) What is going to happen in the future on earth.
(c) What has happened in the past in heaven.
(d) What is happening in heaven.

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

6. In Jeremiah, God states that he will have to destroy what he has built. What was he referring to?
(a) The covenant.
(b) The temple in Jerusalem.
(c) His people.
(d) The land.

7. Prophets rebuked the inhabitants of cities for things that others would have called what?
(a) Unjust.
(b) Sinful.
(c) Acceptable.
(d) Wondrous.

8. What social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?
(a) Infidelity.
(b) Sin in general.
(c) Gluttony.
(d) Idolatry.

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

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

11. Heschel describes the words of prophecy as a polarity between what?
(a) Health and sickness.
(b) Wrath and justice.
(c) Good and bad.
(d) Anger and love.

12. Who died the year that Isaiah was called by God?
(a) His son.
(b) The king.
(c) His wife.
(d) The prophet Amos.

13. Why was Jeremiah imprisoned?
(a) Because he abandoned the Babylonians.
(b) Because of his prophesies.
(c) Because he abandoned the Assyrians.
(d) Because he spoke out against the king.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?

2. Heschel says that Jeremiah is often called a prophet of what?

3. Whom did the prophets blame for the injustices in the land?

4. Heschel says that God is our father but also our judge, and when he judges us he is also what?

5. Pathos is not self-centered but is what kind of thinking?

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