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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. According to Heschel, what is one of the things that caused a need for prophets?
(a) Culture.
(b) History.
(c) Wars.
(d) People.

2. What people did Amos, Hosea, and Isaiah try to save?
(a) The people of the Western Kingdom.
(b) The people of the Northern Kingdom.
(c) The people of the Southern Kingdom.
(d) The people of the Eastern Kingdom.

3. Hosea was aware that his relationship with his wife mirrored the relationship of whom?
(a) God's people and their kings.
(b) God and his people.
(c) God's people and Hosea.
(d) God and Hosea.

4. Heschel describes the words of prophecy as a polarity between what?
(a) Anger and love.
(b) Wrath and justice.
(c) Good and bad.
(d) Health and sickness.

5. Why does Heschel call the prophet he discusses after Habakkuk the "Second Isaiah"?
(a) None of the answers is correct..
(b) Because he is never named.
(c) Because he follows Isaiah.
(d) Because he is Isaiah's son.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel states that it is a mistake to think that what happens on earth reflects what?

2. Whom did Jeremiah say would overtake the cities of Judah?

3. What was another name for Hosea?

4. Heschel says that God is our father but also our judge, and when he judges us he is also what?

5. "The Prophets" was written for which religious groups?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jeremiah refer to the people of God as murderers?

2. Who is Second Isaiah?

3. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

4. What type of man was a prophet, according to Heschel?

5. Why did the people try to run Amos out of the city of Judah?

6. Who was Amos?

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

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

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

10. Why does Heschel say that the tone changes toward the people of Israel while Second Isaiah is the prophet?

(see the answer keys)

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