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Multiple Choice Questions

1. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?
(a) The concern of the king.
(b) The concern of Israel.
(c) The concern of God.
(d) The concern of the prophet's people.

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

3. What prophet did God send to Nineveh?
(a) Micah.
(b) Jonah.
(c) Jeremiah.
(d) Amos.

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

5. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?
(a) Simple rules.
(b) Complex rules.
(c) Unusual rules.
(d) Bizarre rules.

6. Heschel said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?
(a) Conformity.
(b) Shibboleth.
(c) Certainty.
(d) Rationality.

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

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

9. When the pathos of God is upon a prophet what happens?
(a) He becomes compassionate.
(b) He becomes apathetic.
(c) He becomes overwhelmed.
(d) He becomes angry.

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

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

12. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?
(a) Because it isn't mentioned in the Bible.
(b) Because it didn't involve emotions.
(c) Because of its origins.
(d) Because it involved emotions.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?

2. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?

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

4. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?

5. What does the Stoic sage aim for?

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