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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?
(a) God let the people leave Nineveh before he destroyed it.
(b) God told the prophet to stay in Nineveh.
(c) God destroyed Nineveh.
(d) God relented and saved Nineveh.

2. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?
(a) A commandment.
(b) A mystery.
(c) Easy to explain.
(d) A divine concept.

3. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?
(a) Greek.
(b) Jewish.
(c) Roman.
(d) Egyptian.

4. What were the prophets overwhelmed with in addition to emotion?
(a) The need to go off and pray.
(b) The need to be respected.
(c) The need for action.
(d) The need to speak with God.

5. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?
(a) Passive.
(b) Taken over by another.
(c) In control.
(d) Rational.

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

7. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?
(a) Islamic culture.
(b) Egyptian culture.
(c) Greek culture.
(d) Cult of the Balaam.

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

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

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

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

12. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?
(a) It isn't necessary.
(b) It has been done by others.
(c) He's not experienced in that area.
(d) It's beyond the reach of the book.

13. To what does Heschel compare the words of the prophet?
(a) Wind.
(b) Thunder.
(c) A breeze.
(d) Running water.

14. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?
(a) When they were receiving the words of God.
(b) When they were prophesying.
(c) When they were speaking.
(d) When they were praying.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

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

3. What prophet did God send to Nineveh?

4. When was Marcion expelled from his church?

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

(see the answer keys)

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