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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. The fundamental feature of divine reality, present in the prophet's consciousness, is described as what?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Karma.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Prophetic religion.

3. What are two unique features of a prophet?
(a) Forgiveness and suppression of emotion.
(b) Prayer and mercy.
(c) Silent subordination and self-love.
(d) Active cooperation and self-dedication to God.

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

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

6. 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.

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

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

9. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?
(a) Karma.
(b) Tao.
(c) Islam.
(d) Christianity.

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

11. In contrast to the Stoic sage, Heschel characterizes the prophet as what?
(a) Homo sapiens.
(b) Sui generis.
(c) Homo apathetikos.
(d) Homo sympathetikos.

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

13. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?
(a) Not all knowing.
(b) Imperfect.
(c) Sinful.
(d) Not all powerful.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?

2. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

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

4. What does Heschel call indifference?

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

(see the answer keys)

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