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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. What are two unique features of a prophet?
(a) Active cooperation and self-dedication to God.
(b) Silent subordination and self-love.
(c) Forgiveness and suppression of emotion.
(d) Prayer and mercy.

4. Heschel contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?
(a) Power to change history.
(b) Power to make heaven and earth.
(c) Absolute supreme power.
(d) Power to intervene in people's lives.

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

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

7. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?
(a) Poems.
(b) Allegories.
(c) Songs.
(d) Essays.

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

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

10. What is the origin of pathos?
(a) Egyptian.
(b) Islamic.
(c) Greek.
(d) Hebrew.

11. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?
(a) Terrible.
(b) Righteous and just.
(c) Like people's wrath.
(d) Vengeful.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What prophet did God send to Nineveh?

3. Heschel points out that having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?

4. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

5. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?

(see the answer keys)

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