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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?
(a) Heschel.
(b) Plato.
(c) Philo.
(d) Democritus.

2. Who was Marcion?
(a) A Greek.
(b) A Christian.
(c) A Gnostic.
(d) A Jew.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. In early Israel, the gift of poetry was regarded as what?
(a) A psychic ability.
(b) A talent.
(c) An intellectual gift.
(d) A gift of the Spirit.

11. What is Karma?
(a) An opposite to prophetic thinking.
(b) A religion that believes in prophetic thinking.
(c) A special relationship to God.
(d) A way of life.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?

2. What were the prophets overwhelmed with in addition to emotion?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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