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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) Mysterious and terrible.
(b) Impassible.
(c) Redemptive.
(d) Loving.

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

3. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?
(a) Divination.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Songs.

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

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

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

7. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Vengeance.
(c) God.
(d) Right thinking.

8. 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 try to depict Him at all.
(d) That we can't depict Him.

9. What prophet did God send to Nineveh?
(a) Jeremiah.
(b) Micah.
(c) Amos.
(d) Jonah.

10. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Prophetic sympathy.
(c) Prophetic ethos.
(d) Ecstasy.

11. 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?
(a) Goethe.
(b) Philo.
(c) Nietzsche.
(d) Spinoza.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel call indifference?

2. What subject area did Philo develop?

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

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

5. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?

(see the answer keys)

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