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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?
(a) Philo.
(b) Alexander.
(c) Plato.
(d) Aristotle.

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

3. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?
(a) Marcion.
(b) Plato.
(c) Jonah.
(d) Philo.

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

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

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

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

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

9. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?
(a) Daniel and Zechariah.
(b) Moses and Isaiah.
(c) Micah and Jonah.
(d) Second Isaiah and Habakkuk.

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

11. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?
(a) Right thinking.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Vengeance.
(d) God.

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

13. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?
(a) State of ecstasy.
(b) State of consciousness and awareness.
(c) State of passivity.
(d) State of madness.

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

15. What is Karma?
(a) A special relationship to God.
(b) An opposite to prophetic thinking.
(c) A religion that believes in prophetic thinking.
(d) A way of life.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Another theory regarding the inspiration of the prophets regarded the prophetic act as what?

3. What is the origin of pathos?

4. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?

5. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?

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