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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Heschel points out that having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?
(a) That we can stop seeking God.
(b) That we can understand everything about God.
(c) That we are equal with God.
(d) That we can get what we ask for.

2. What does Heschel define as the belief in the temporary separation of the soul from the body when a person is asleep, sick, or in a trance state?
(a) Ecstasy.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Sympathy.
(d) Prophecy.

3. The nature of man's response to divine reality corresponds to what?
(a) His religious serendipity.
(b) His prayer life.
(c) His knowledge of God.
(d) His apprehension of the divine.

4. Heschel contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?
(a) Power to change history.
(b) Power to intervene in people's lives.
(c) Power to make heaven and earth.
(d) Absolute supreme power.

5. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Plato.
(d) Democritus.

6. What cultural/religious doctrines did Philo try to mix in his studies?
(a) Jewish and Egyptian.
(b) Egyptian and Islamic.
(c) Greek and Jewish.
(d) Greek and Islamic.

7. What is anthropopathy?
(a) Personification.
(b) The attribution of God-like qualities to humans.
(c) The attribution of human qualities to animals.
(d) The attribution of human qualities to gods.

8. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?
(a) Plato.
(b) Alexander.
(c) Philo.
(d) Aristotle.

9. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?
(a) Kindness.
(b) The covenant.
(c) Repentance.
(d) Vengeance.

10. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?
(a) Prophetic sympathy.
(b) Ecstasy.
(c) Pathos.
(d) Prophetic ethos.

11. When the pathos of God is upon a prophet what happens?
(a) He becomes overwhelmed.
(b) He becomes apathetic.
(c) He becomes angry.
(d) He becomes compassionate.

12. What is Karma?
(a) A way of life.
(b) A special relationship to God.
(c) An opposite to prophetic thinking.
(d) A religion that believes in prophetic thinking.

13. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?
(a) His wisdom.
(b) His vengeance.
(c) His love.
(d) His knowledge.

14. One theory for prophets and their inspiration is that they had madness in them that led to what?
(a) The desire to be great.
(b) The belief that God talked to them.
(c) A psychic ability.
(d) The belief that they had a job to do.

15. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?
(a) Heschel.
(b) Plato.
(c) Philo.
(d) Democritus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?

2. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?

3. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

4. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?

5. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?

(see the answer keys)

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