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

Multiple Choice 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?
(a) Jonah.
(b) Plato.
(c) Marcion.
(d) Philo.

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

3. 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.

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

5. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?
(a) The concern of God.
(b) The concern of the prophet's people.
(c) The concern of the king.
(d) The concern of Israel.

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

7. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?
(a) Because it involved emotions.
(b) Because it didn't involve emotions.
(c) Because it isn't mentioned in the Bible.
(d) Because of its origins.

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

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

10. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?
(a) Greek culture.
(b) Egyptian culture.
(c) Islamic culture.
(d) Cult of the Balaam.

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

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

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?

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

3. 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?

4. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?

5. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

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