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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

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

5. Heschel points out that having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?
(a) That we can get what we ask for.
(b) That we can stop seeking God.
(c) That we can understand everything about God.
(d) That we are equal with God.

6. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?
(a) Because it isn't mentioned in the Bible.
(b) Because it didn't involve emotions.
(c) Because it involved emotions.
(d) Because of its origins.

7. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?
(a) The lack of complete consciousness.
(b) The lack of knowledge about who is the source of his inspiration.
(c) The belief that something is happening to him.
(d) The source of his inspiration is God.

8. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?
(a) Religious fervor.
(b) Hallucinations.
(c) Illusions.
(d) Mental abnormalities.

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

10. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?
(a) Songs.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Dreams.
(d) Divination.

11. 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.

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

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