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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. In ancient times, Israel only knew God as what?
(a) Loving.
(b) Mysterious and terrible.
(c) Redemptive.
(d) Impassible.

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

9. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Knowledge.

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

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

12. What is the origin of pathos?
(a) Hebrew.
(b) Egyptian.
(c) Greek.
(d) Islamic.

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

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

15. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?
(a) Second Isaiah and Habakkuk.
(b) Daniel and Zechariah.
(c) Micah and Jonah.
(d) Moses and Isaiah.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel define as the belief in the temporary separation of the soul from the body when a person is asleep, sick, or in a trance state?

2. Heschel contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?

3. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?

4. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?

5. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?

(see the answer keys)

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