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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is God's love to man shown?
(a) By being righteous.
(b) By giving us a connection with God.
(c) By showing us what we should do.
(d) By giving us what we want.

2. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?
(a) Compassion.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Mercy.
(d) Sympathy.

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

4. When was Marcion expelled from his church?
(a) 134 C.E.
(b) 100 C.E.
(c) 144 C.E.
(d) 150 C.E.

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

6. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?
(a) Desire to be connected to gods.
(b) Desire to be different.
(c) Desire to leave the every day world.
(d) Desire to pray more deeply.

7. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?
(a) Taoism.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Islam.
(d) Karma.

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

9. What does Tao mean?
(a) The way.
(b) The person.
(c) Unchangeable.
(d) The only religion.

10. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?
(a) Ecstasy.
(b) Biblical prophecy.
(c) Religious sympathy.
(d) The prophetic consciousness of God.

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

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

13. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Understanding.
(c) Wisdom.
(d) Apathy.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

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

3. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?

4. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."

5. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

(see the answer keys)

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