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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Mesha?
(a) King of the Israelites.
(b) A herdsman.
(c) A prophet.
(d) King of the Moabites.

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

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

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

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

6. What country did Israel ask for help and protection from Assyria during the time of Isaiah?
(a) Babylon.
(b) Mesopotamia.
(c) Syria.
(d) Egypt.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. What change occurs in Second Isaiah toward the people of Israel?
(a) The expectancy of behavior.
(b) The mood.
(c) The tone.
(d) The attitude.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Heschel describes the words of prophecy as a polarity between what?

3. Jeremiah was a prophet when what happened to Jerusalem?

4. What does Heschel claim is God's ultimate goal?

5. Why was Jeremiah imprisoned?

(see the answer keys)

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