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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Heschel describes God as what?
(a) Someone who cannot be described.
(b) The ultimate source of the universe.
(c) The ultimate judge.
(d) Father.

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

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

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

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

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

9. What cultural/religious doctrines did Philo try to mix in his studies?
(a) Egyptian and Islamic.
(b) Greek and Islamic.
(c) Jewish and Egyptian.
(d) Greek and Jewish.

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

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

12. 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) Sympathy.
(b) Prophecy.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Pathos.

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

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

15. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?
(a) Philo.
(b) Jonah.
(c) Plato.
(d) Marcion.

Short Answer Questions

1. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?

2. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?

3. What subject area did Philo develop?

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

5. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

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