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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?
(a) Terrible.
(b) Vengeful.
(c) Righteous and just.
(d) Like people's wrath.

3. 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) Philo.
(b) Nietzsche.
(c) Spinoza.
(d) Goethe.

4. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?
(a) State of consciousness and awareness.
(b) State of madness.
(c) State of ecstasy.
(d) State of passivity.

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

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

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

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

9. How is God's love to man shown?
(a) By giving us what we want.
(b) By giving us a connection with God.
(c) By showing us what we should do.
(d) By being righteous.

10. 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 understand everything about God.
(c) That we are equal with God.
(d) That we can stop seeking God.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?

2. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

3. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?

4. One theory for prophets and their inspiration is that they had madness in them that led to what?

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

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