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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?
(a) The devil.
(b) God.
(c) Mankind.
(d) The Greeks.

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

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

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

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

6. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?
(a) Repentance.
(b) Kindness.
(c) The covenant.
(d) Vengeance.

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

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

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

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

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

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

13. 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?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Prophecy.
(d) Ecstasy.

14. What does Heschel call indifference?
(a) Good.
(b) Unjust.
(c) Rational.
(d) Evil.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?

2. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?

3. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?

4. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

5. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?

(see the answer keys)

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