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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What does Heschel call indifference?
(a) Good.
(b) Rational.
(c) Unjust.
(d) Evil.

4. 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.

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

6. 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) Nietzsche.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Spinoza.
(d) Philo.

7. 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 destroyed Nineveh.
(c) God relented and saved Nineveh.
(d) God let the people leave Nineveh before he destroyed it.

8. How is God's love to man shown?
(a) By showing us what we should do.
(b) By giving us a connection with God.
(c) By being righteous.
(d) By giving us what we want.

9. What subject area did Philo develop?
(a) Biblical prophecy.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Biblical translations.
(d) Religious sympathy.

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

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

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

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

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

15. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?
(a) Egyptian.
(b) Roman.
(c) Greek.
(d) Jewish.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

2. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?

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

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

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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