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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What subject area did Philo develop?
(a) Biblical prophecy.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Religious sympathy.
(d) Biblical translations.

2. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?
(a) Pathos and sympathy.
(b) Love and forgiveness.
(c) Action and speech.
(d) Prayer and solitude.

3. In early Israel, the gift of poetry was regarded as what?
(a) A psychic ability.
(b) A talent.
(c) A gift of the Spirit.
(d) An intellectual gift.

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

5. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?
(a) Grace and holiness.
(b) Religious literature.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Religious fervor.

6. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?
(a) Righteous and just.
(b) Terrible.
(c) Like people's wrath.
(d) Vengeful.

7. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?
(a) It's beyond the reach of the book.
(b) It isn't necessary.
(c) He's not experienced in that area.
(d) It has been done by others.

8. What does the Stoic sage aim for?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Love.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Pathos.

9. Heschel says the problem is not that we depict God incorrectly but what?
(a) That we try to depict Him at all.
(b) That we can't depict Him.
(c) He does not see depicting God as a problem.
(d) That we don't know how to depict Him.

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

11. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?
(a) Religious sympathy.
(b) The prophetic consciousness of God.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Biblical prophecy.

12. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?
(a) Passion.
(b) Sentimentality.
(c) Proper behavior.
(d) Restraint.

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

14. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?
(a) God relented and saved Nineveh.
(b) God destroyed Nineveh.
(c) God told the prophet to stay in Nineveh.
(d) God let the people leave Nineveh before he destroyed it.

15. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?
(a) Karma.
(b) Islam.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Tao.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?

2. In contrast to the Stoic sage, Heschel characterizes the prophet as what?

3. What is Karma?

4. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?

5. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

(see the answer keys)

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