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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

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

8. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Knowledge.
(d) Apathy.

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

10. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?
(a) Imperfect.
(b) Not all knowing.
(c) Sinful.
(d) Not all powerful.

11. An emotional religion of sympathy is more compatible with the prophet's mentality than a religion of what?
(a) Obedience.
(b) Detachment.
(c) Reverence.
(d) Apathy.

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

13. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?
(a) The devil.
(b) The Greeks.
(c) God.
(d) Mankind.

14. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?
(a) Greek culture.
(b) Islamic culture.
(c) Cult of the Balaam.
(d) Egyptian culture.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The nature of man's response to divine reality corresponds to what?

2. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?

3. What is anthropopathy?

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

5. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?

(see the answer keys)

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