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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One theory for prophets and their inspiration is that they had madness in them that led to what?
(a) A psychic ability.
(b) The belief that they had a job to do.
(c) The desire to be great.
(d) The belief that God talked to them.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Prophetic ethos.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Prophetic sympathy.

12. 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) Greek culture.
(c) Islamic culture.
(d) Egyptian culture.

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) Prophecy.
(c) Ecstasy.
(d) Pathos.

14. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?
(a) Islam.
(b) Tao.
(c) Karma.
(d) Christianity.

15. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?
(a) Egypt and Greek.
(b) Islam and Mesopotamia.
(c) Egypt and Mesopotamia.
(d) Shiite and Greek.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?

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

5. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?

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