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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 social ill did Hosea primarily speak out against?
(a) Gluttony.
(b) Sin in general.
(c) Infidelity.
(d) Idolatry.

2. Heschel says that Jeremiah is often called a prophet of what?
(a) Love.
(b) Wrath.
(c) Forgiveness.
(d) Doom.

3. Whom did Jeremiah say would overtake the cities of Judah?
(a) The people who lived in Judah before the Israelites.
(b) The enemies.
(c) The people of the Northern Kingdom.
(d) God.

4. What does Heschel say plays a part in the message that the prophets bring to the people?
(a) The situation.
(b) The man and his life.
(c) The words themselves.
(d) The way the message is presented.

5. What does Heschel see as the point when freedom is lost?
(a) When a person dies.
(b) When a person misuses it.
(c) When God hardens a person's heart.
(d) When God takes it away.

Short Answer Questions

1. The prophets were outraged because of what?

2. According to Heschel, the land at the time of the prophets had judges and laws but they were both without what?

3. Why does Heschel call the prophet he discusses after Habakkuk the "Second Isaiah"?

4. How is it said that God killed the Assyrians?

5. What does Heschel say will change God's judgment about destruction?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Hosea think his marriage with his wife Gomer reflected the relationship of Israel and God?

2. What is Heschel's theory of ecstasy and the prophets?

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

4. What does Heschel describe as the end to indifference?

5. How does Heschel describe the prophets' mental health?

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

7. What is Democritus's view of poets and divine inspiration?

8. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

9. What is the purpose of ecstasy, as explained by Heschel?

10. Do all scholars agree with Philo's view of ecstasy and the prophets?

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