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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Heschel says the problem is not that we depict God incorrectly but what?
(a) He does not see depicting God as a problem.
(b) That we don't know how to depict Him.
(c) That we can't depict Him.
(d) That we try to depict Him at all.

3. When the pathos of God is upon a prophet what happens?
(a) He becomes apathetic.
(b) He becomes overwhelmed.
(c) He becomes compassionate.
(d) He becomes angry.

4. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?
(a) Sentimentality.
(b) Passion.
(c) Proper behavior.
(d) Restraint.

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

6. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?
(a) Religious fervor.
(b) Hallucinations.
(c) Illusions.
(d) Mental abnormalities.

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

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

9. What does Tao mean?
(a) The way.
(b) The only religion.
(c) The person.
(d) Unchangeable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?

2. What is anthropopathy?

3. What subject area did Philo develop?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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