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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Heschel says that prophets have a duty to what?
(a) To their time and place.
(b) To their families.
(c) To their countrymen.
(d) To their religion.

3. 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..

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

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

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

7. Jeremiah felt that his time was one of what?
(a) Change.
(b) Destruction.
(c) Fluidity.
(d) Emergency.

8. What does Habakkuk ask God directly?
(a) Where are you?
(b) Why do you call me?
(c) What do you want me to do?
(d) How long and why?

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

10. Heschel describes the words of prophecy as a polarity between what?
(a) Health and sickness.
(b) Wrath and justice.
(c) Good and bad.
(d) Anger and love.

11. How many children did Hosea have?
(a) 3.
(b) 10.
(c) 1.
(d) 5.

12. In Hosea 9:14 instead of asking God to forgive his people he asked God to deliver them what?
(a) Vengeance.
(b) Love.
(c) Wrath.
(d) Hope.

13. Heschel says that God is our father but also our judge, and when he judges us he is also what?
(a) Just.
(b) Remorseful.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Vengeful.

14. Why was Jeremiah imprisoned?
(a) Because he abandoned the Assyrians.
(b) Because he abandoned the Babylonians.
(c) Because of his prophesies.
(d) Because he spoke out against the king.

15. How did Second Isaiah refer to the people of Israel?
(a) People who were searching and working towards righteousness.
(b) People who were not worshipping their God.
(c) People who were turning away from God.
(d) People who did not understand their God.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Micah's message?

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

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

4. Micah lived about the same time as what other prophet?

5. What does Heschel say plays a part in the message that the prophets bring to the people?

(see the answer keys)

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