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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to prophets when God called them to do his work?
(a) They were shown respect.
(b) They were honored.
(c) They were shunned.
(d) They were glorified.

2. What does Heschel claim is God's ultimate goal?
(a) To purify people.
(b) To chastise people.
(c) To destroy people.
(d) To build a people.

3. What does understanding God depend on?
(a) Sacrifice.
(b) A person's obedience to God's will.
(c) A person's relationship with God.
(d) Prayer.

4. What does Heschel avoid telling the reader about the prophets' message?
(a) The specific outcome of the message.
(b) Whether he agrees or disagrees.
(c) The historical context of the message.
(d) Whether the prophet's message was legitimate.

5. What change occurs in Second Isaiah toward the people of Israel?
(a) The mood.
(b) The tone.
(c) The attitude.
(d) The expectancy of behavior.

Short Answer Questions

1. The prophets were outraged because of what?

2. What country did Israel ask for help and protection from Assyria during the time of Isaiah?

3. Heschel quotes Samuel to show that what was better than sacrifice?

4. What does Habakkuk ask God directly?

5. What does Heschel say plays a part in the message that the prophets bring to the people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Heschel say God's ultimate goal is?

2. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

3. Why does Heschel think Habakkuk is a tormented man?

4. Did the prophets feel differently about sin than others?

5. What is meant when Samuel says "to obey is better than sacrifice"?

6. In what way were Jeremiah and Micah the same?

7. What did Micah say in addition to warning the people about destruction due to their sins?

8. Does Heschel say there is anything that can change God's judgment after the prophets warn the people of destruction?

9. Why can't God be explained, according to Heschel?

10. What was the prophet Micah's concern with the people?

(see the answer keys)

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