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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?
(a) Mercy.
(b) Compassion.
(c) Sympathy.
(d) Pathos.

2. In ancient times, Israel only knew God as what?
(a) Mysterious and terrible.
(b) Redemptive.
(c) Loving.
(d) Impassible.

3. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?
(a) Right thinking.
(b) Vengeance.
(c) God.
(d) Wisdom.

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

5. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?
(a) State of consciousness and awareness.
(b) State of passivity.
(c) State of madness.
(d) State of ecstasy.

6. Heschel describes God as what?
(a) Someone who cannot be described.
(b) Father.
(c) The ultimate judge.
(d) The ultimate source of the universe.

7. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?
(a) Because it didn't involve emotions.
(b) Because of its origins.
(c) Because it involved emotions.
(d) Because it isn't mentioned in the Bible.

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

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

10. Whose theory said that the prophets were not talking to God but were making judgments about God's desires from the information they had about God?
(a) Goethe.
(b) Philo.
(c) Spinoza.
(d) Nietzsche.

11. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?
(a) The post-exilic prophets.
(b) Early prophets.
(c) The literary prophets.
(d) Old Testament prophets.

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

13. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Rational.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Just.

14. 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) Prophecy.
(d) Sympathy.

15. Another theory regarding the inspiration of the prophets regarded the prophetic act as what?
(a) An act of madness.
(b) An act of poetic creation.
(c) An act of rebellion.
(d) An act of unconsciousness.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?

4. When was Marcion expelled from his church?

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

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