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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Another theory regarding the inspiration of the prophets regarded the prophetic act as what?
(a) An act of rebellion.
(b) An act of madness.
(c) An act of poetic creation.
(d) An act of unconsciousness.

4. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?
(a) It isn't necessary.
(b) It's beyond the reach of the book.
(c) He's not experienced in that area.
(d) It has been done by others.

5. What is the origin of pathos?
(a) Egyptian.
(b) Hebrew.
(c) Islamic.
(d) Greek.

6. What does Tao mean?
(a) The way.
(b) Unchangeable.
(c) The only religion.
(d) The person.

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

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

9. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Mercy.

10. In ancient times, Israel only knew God as what?
(a) Mysterious and terrible.
(b) Loving.
(c) Redemptive.
(d) Impassible.

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

12. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."
(a) Goethe.
(b) Nietzsche.
(c) Democritus.
(d) Plato.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What cultural/religious doctrines did Philo try to mix in his studies?

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

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

5. How is God's love to man shown?

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