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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?
(a) Islamic culture.
(b) Cult of the Balaam.
(c) Egyptian culture.
(d) Greek culture.

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

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

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

7. To what does Heschel compare the words of the prophet?
(a) A breeze.
(b) Thunder.
(c) Running water.
(d) Wind.

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

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

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

11. 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) In control.
(b) Taken over by another.
(c) Rational.
(d) Passive.

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

13. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?
(a) Vengeance.
(b) Repentance.
(c) Kindness.
(d) The covenant.

14. 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 prophesying.
(c) When they were praying.
(d) When they were receiving the words of God.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?

2. Who was Marcion?

3. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

4. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?

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

(see the answer keys)

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