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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Heschel use to solidify his facts about the prophets?
(a) Opinions of others.
(b) His opinions.
(c) Other parts of the Bible.
(d) The prophets' own words.

2. How does Heschel describe freedom?
(a) As a benefit for humans.
(b) As a right of man.
(c) As a gift from God to man.
(d) As a gift from man to God.

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. How long is the book of Habakkuk?
(a) Longer than Jeremiah.
(b) 10 chapters.
(c) Longest book of "The Prophets".
(d) A few chapters.

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

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

10. Heschel quotes Samuel to show that what was better than sacrifice?
(a) To obey.
(b) To go to the temple.
(c) To honor your father and mother.
(d) To pray.

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

12. What was another name for Hosea?
(a) Elisha.
(b) Joseph.
(c) Odem.
(d) Ephraim.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Heschel, the prophets had no ideas about God, but had what?

2. What changed with Second Isaiah?

3. What country did Israel ask for help and protection from Assyria during the time of Isaiah?

4. Heschel says God hates sin but is also what?

5. According to Heschel, in what way did Hosea differ from Amos?

(see the answer keys)

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