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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?
(a) When they were receiving the words of God.
(b) When they were praying.
(c) When they were prophesying.
(d) When they were speaking.

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

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

5. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?
(a) Alexander.
(b) Philo.
(c) Plato.
(d) Aristotle.

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

7. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?
(a) Union with the divine.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Knowledge of one's self.
(d) Pathos.

8. Heschel said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?
(a) Rationality.
(b) Certainty.
(c) Conformity.
(d) Shibboleth.

9. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?
(a) Karma.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Islam.
(d) Taoism.

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

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

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

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

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

15. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Knowledge.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In ancient times, Israel only knew God as what?

3. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?

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

5. What are two unique features of a prophet?

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