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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The fundamental feature of divine reality, present in the prophet's consciousness, is described as what?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Prophetic religion.
(d) Karma.

3. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?
(a) Plato.
(b) Philo.
(c) Marcion.
(d) Jonah.

4. 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.

5. 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) Sympathy.
(c) Pathos.
(d) Prophecy.

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

7. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?
(a) Supportive.
(b) Disparaging.
(c) Respectful.
(d) Derogatory.

8. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?
(a) Islam.
(b) Karma.
(c) Hindu.
(d) Taoism.

9. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?
(a) Songs.
(b) Poems.
(c) Essays.
(d) Allegories.

10. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?
(a) Simple rules.
(b) Complex rules.
(c) Bizarre rules.
(d) Unusual rules.

11. In contrast to the Stoic sage, Heschel characterizes the prophet as what?
(a) Homo apathetikos.
(b) Sui generis.
(c) Homo sympathetikos.
(d) Homo sapiens.

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

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

14. What does Heschel call indifference?
(a) Rational.
(b) Unjust.
(c) Good.
(d) Evil.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In early Israel, the gift of poetry was regarded as what?

2. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?

3. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?

4. Heschel describes God as what?

5. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?

(see the answer keys)

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