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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."
(a) Plato.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Nietzsche.
(d) Democritus.

2. 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.

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

4. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?
(a) Kindness.
(b) Vengeance.
(c) The covenant.
(d) Repentance.

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

6. When was Marcion expelled from his church?
(a) 100 C.E.
(b) 150 C.E.
(c) 134 C.E.
(d) 144 C.E.

7. 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.

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

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

10. To what does Heschel compare the words of the prophet?
(a) Running water.
(b) Wind.
(c) A breeze.
(d) Thunder.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

3. What does Tao mean?

4. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?

5. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

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