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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does the Stoic sage aim for?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Pathos.
(d) Love.

6. 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.

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

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

9. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?
(a) Passion.
(b) Sentimentality.
(c) Proper behavior.
(d) Restraint.

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

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

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

13. An emotional religion of sympathy is more compatible with the prophet's mentality than a religion of what?
(a) Reverence.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Detachment.
(d) Apathy.

14. The fundamental feature of divine reality, present in the prophet's consciousness, is described as what?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Prophetic religion.
(c) Pathos.
(d) Karma.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?

4. 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?

5. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

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