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Multiple Choice Questions

1. God answers Habakkuk that God's hand is constantly working even though what?
(a) It can't be seen.
(b) It is destroying the people.
(c) It is destroying the covenant.
(d) It isn't what Habakkuk wants.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What does Heschel say that Habakkuk is tormented by?
(a) The lack of listening to the prophets.
(b) The great lack of worshipping the true God.
(c) The idolatry of the people.
(d) The fact that God allows evil to prevail.

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

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

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

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

14. The author states that a prophet looked at things that seemed what to other people?
(a) Trivial.
(b) Extraneous.
(c) Sacred.
(d) Odd.

15. What did Mesha sacrifice to appease his idols during wartime?
(a) His son.
(b) His daughter.
(c) Animals.
(d) Incense.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the Old Testament, sacrifices were part of the people's what?

2. Isaiah was aware that disaster was coming and from that disaster would come what?

3. "The Prophets" was written for which religious groups?

4. The author describes what era in the Old Testament?

5. According to Heschel, how did God show himself to prophets?

(see the answer keys)

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