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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What Bible does Heschel use as the source for scripture passages?
(a) The Protestant Bible.
(b) The Catholic Bible.
(c) The Jerusalem Bible.
(d) The Hebrew Bible.

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

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

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

8. Prophets were hypersensitive to what?
(a) People calling them crazy.
(b) Things that offended God.
(c) Expensive habits.
(d) Religious fanatics.

9. Who imprisoned Jeremiah?
(a) Babylonians.
(b) Canaanites.
(c) Assyrians.
(d) Israelites.

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

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

12. Heschel says that Jeremiah is often called a prophet of what?
(a) Doom.
(b) Forgiveness.
(c) Love.
(d) Wrath.

13. Isaiah was aware that disaster was coming and from that disaster would come what?
(a) Victory.
(b) Redemption.
(c) Exile.
(d) Revenge.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Mesha?

2. Micah's concern with the people was that they worshiped what?

3. What does Heschel avoid telling the reader about the prophets' message?

4. In order to aid the reader's understanding, Heschel includes an appendix on what subject?

5. Prophets rebuked the inhabitants of cities for things that others would have called what?

(see the answer keys)

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