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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Heschel says God hates sin but is also what?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Forgiving.
(c) Judgmental.
(d) Intolerant of injustice.

2. What does Heschel say that the prophets looked towards?
(a) The time when Israel turns back to God.
(b) The time when people become religious.
(c) The time when they can return to normal life.
(d) The time when God will end all evil.

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

4. What does Heschel see as the point when freedom is lost?
(a) When God hardens a person's heart.
(b) When a person misuses it.
(c) When a person dies.
(d) When God takes it away.

5. What was the name of Hosea's wife?
(a) Mary.
(b) Miriam.
(c) Deborah.
(d) Gomer.

6. Why does Heschel call the prophet he discusses after Habakkuk the "Second Isaiah"?
(a) None of the answers is correct..
(b) Because he is never named.
(c) Because he follows Isaiah.
(d) Because he is Isaiah's son.

7. Heschel says that Habakkuk knowing that destruction is coming feels that this is the opposite of what?
(a) The covenant.
(b) The promise.
(c) Good.
(d) God.

8. Before Amos was called by God what was his job?
(a) Carpenter.
(b) Judge.
(c) Shepherd.
(d) Carpet maker.

9. Whom did Jeremiah say would overtake the cities of Judah?
(a) God.
(b) The enemies.
(c) The people of the Northern Kingdom.
(d) The people who lived in Judah before the Israelites.

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

11. Why does Heschel use quotes from other books of the Bible?
(a) To prove he knows about the Bible.
(b) To show continuity.
(c) To provide background.
(d) To prove his point.

12. What does Heschel avoid telling the reader about the prophets' message?
(a) Whether he agrees or disagrees.
(b) The specific outcome of the message.
(c) The historical context of the message.
(d) Whether the prophet's message was legitimate.

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

14. Which prophet does Heschel not provide the reader his past?
(a) Micah.
(b) Second Isaiah.
(c) Elijah.
(d) Hosea.

15. 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 lack of listening to the prophets.
(d) The idolatry of the people.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Second Isaiah refer to the people of Israel?

2. What social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?

3. What was Micah's message?

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

5. For what does Heschel say God wants his people to obey?

(see the answer keys)

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