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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are two unique features of a prophet?
(a) Prayer and mercy.
(b) Active cooperation and self-dedication to God.
(c) Forgiveness and suppression of emotion.
(d) Silent subordination and self-love.

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

3. 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 are equal with God.
(d) That we can understand everything about God.

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

5. Who was Marcion?
(a) A Gnostic.
(b) A Christian.
(c) A Greek.
(d) A Jew.

6. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?
(a) Egypt and Greek.
(b) Islam and Mesopotamia.
(c) Shiite and Greek.
(d) Egypt and Mesopotamia.

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

8. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?
(a) Complex rules.
(b) Unusual rules.
(c) Bizarre rules.
(d) Simple rules.

9. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?
(a) The concern of the prophet's people.
(b) The concern of Israel.
(c) The concern of God.
(d) The concern of the king.

10. What is anthropopathy?
(a) The attribution of God-like qualities to humans.
(b) The attribution of human qualities to gods.
(c) Personification.
(d) The attribution of human qualities to animals.

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

12. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?
(a) His love.
(b) His vengeance.
(c) His wisdom.
(d) His knowledge.

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

14. 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?
(a) Passive.
(b) In control.
(c) Taken over by another.
(d) Rational.

15. What is Karma?
(a) An opposite to prophetic thinking.
(b) A religion that believes in prophetic thinking.
(c) A special relationship to God.
(d) A way of life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?

2. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?

3. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?

4. Heschel said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?

5. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?

(see the answer keys)

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