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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?
(a) Desire to pray more deeply.
(b) Desire to be connected to gods.
(c) Desire to leave the every day world.
(d) Desire to be different.

4. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?
(a) Philo.
(b) Plato.
(c) Heschel.
(d) Democritus.

5. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Karma.
(c) Islam.
(d) Tao.

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

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

8. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?
(a) Early prophets.
(b) The literary prophets.
(c) The post-exilic prophets.
(d) Old Testament prophets.

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

10. 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.

11. Heschel points out that having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?
(a) That we are equal with God.
(b) That we can understand everything about God.
(c) That we can stop seeking God.
(d) That we can get what we ask for.

12. Heschel describes God as what?
(a) The ultimate source of the universe.
(b) Someone who cannot be described.
(c) The ultimate judge.
(d) Father.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is anthropopathy?

2. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?

3. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?

4. 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?

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

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