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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. How does Heschel describe the time during Second Isaiah?
(a) Filled with death and destruction.
(b) Filled with doom and hope.
(c) Filled with tears and joy.
(d) Filled with repentance.

2. Heschel quotes Samuel to show that what was better than sacrifice?
(a) To obey.
(b) To pray.
(c) To honor your father and mother.
(d) To go to the temple.

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

4. Why does Heschel use quotes from other books of the Bible?
(a) To prove his point.
(b) To provide background.
(c) To show continuity.
(d) To prove he knows about the Bible.

5. Heschel says that God is our father but also our judge, and when he judges us he is also what?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Just.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Remorseful.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Heschel describe freedom?

2. The author describes what era in the Old Testament?

3. How did Second Isaiah refer to the people of Israel?

4. Why does Heschel quote Micah 7:1-7?

5. What change occurs in Second Isaiah toward the people of Israel?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Did the prophets see things differently based upon their relationship with God?

6. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

7. What does understanding God depend on, according to Heschel?

8. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

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

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

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