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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?
(a) The literary prophets.
(b) The post-exilic prophets.
(c) Old Testament prophets.
(d) Early prophets.

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

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

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

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

6. The nature of man's response to divine reality corresponds to what?
(a) His religious serendipity.
(b) His prayer life.
(c) His knowledge of God.
(d) His apprehension of the divine.

7. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?
(a) Prayer and solitude.
(b) Pathos and sympathy.
(c) Love and forgiveness.
(d) Action and speech.

8. 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.

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

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

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

12. Whose theory said that the prophets were not talking to God but were making judgments about God's desires from the information they had about God?
(a) Goethe.
(b) Spinoza.
(c) Philo.
(d) Nietzsche.

13. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?
(a) Religious fervor.
(b) Grace and holiness.
(c) Religious literature.
(d) Poetry.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?

2. What does Tao mean?

3. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

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

5. What does Heschel call indifference?

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