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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?
(a) In control.
(b) Taken over by another.
(c) Passive.
(d) Rational.

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

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

5. What is the origin of pathos?
(a) Greek.
(b) Egyptian.
(c) Islamic.
(d) Hebrew.

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

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

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

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

10. Heschel said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?
(a) Rationality.
(b) Certainty.
(c) Conformity.
(d) Shibboleth.

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

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

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

14. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?
(a) When they were praying.
(b) When they were speaking.
(c) When they were prophesying.
(d) When they were receiving the words of God.

15. 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) That we don't know how to depict Him.
(d) He does not see depicting God as a problem.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Heschel compare the words of the prophet?

2. Heschel describes God as what?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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