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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?
(a) A commandment.
(b) A mystery.
(c) A divine concept.
(d) Easy to explain.

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

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) Pathos.
(b) Prophecy.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Sympathy.

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

9. 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) A psychic ability.
(c) The desire to be great.
(d) The belief that they had a job to do.

10. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?
(a) Second Isaiah and Habakkuk.
(b) Daniel and Zechariah.
(c) Moses and Isaiah.
(d) Micah and Jonah.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What are two unique features of a prophet?

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?

3. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?

4. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?

5. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?

(see the answer keys)

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