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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Whom did the prophets blame for the injustices in the land?
(a) Culture.
(b) Religion.
(c) Kings and leaders.
(d) History.

3. What changed with Second Isaiah?
(a) The people.
(b) The king.
(c) The weather.
(d) The situation.

4. Why does Heschel quote Micah 7:1-7?
(a) To show what the people were like.
(b) To show Micah's intense nature.
(c) To prove Micah is a prophet.
(d) To illustrate God's passions.

5. What does understanding God depend on?
(a) A person's obedience to God's will.
(b) A person's relationship with God.
(c) Prayer.
(d) Sacrifice.

6. According to Heschel, how did God show himself to prophets?
(a) In variables.
(b) In totality.
(c) In absolutes.
(d) In vague notions.

7. Jeremiah says that even though people are punished they don't seem to what?
(a) Be penitent.
(b) Understand.
(c) Care.
(d) Have remorse.

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

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

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

11. 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) His people.
(c) The covenant.
(d) The land.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?

3. What does Heschel say that Habakkuk is tormented by?

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

5. According to Heschel, what is one of the things that caused a need for prophets?

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