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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) People.
(c) Wars.
(d) History.

2. 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.

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

4. How did Second Isaiah refer to the people of Israel?
(a) People who were not worshipping their God.
(b) People who did not understand their God.
(c) People who were searching and working towards righteousness.
(d) People who were turning away from God.

5. Which prophet does Heschel not provide the reader his past?
(a) Elijah.
(b) Micah.
(c) Hosea.
(d) Second Isaiah.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel say that the prophets looked towards?

2. In Jeremiah, God states that he will have to destroy what he has built. What was he referring to?

3. Before Amos was called by God what was his job?

4. Heschel says that Habakkuk knowing that destruction is coming feels that this is the opposite of what?

5. According to Heschel, how did God show himself to prophets?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why was Jeremiah called the prophet of wrath?

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

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

5. Why, according to Heschel, do others reject prophets?

6. How does God answer Habakkuk when he asks him why and how long this will continue?

7. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

8. What did Heschel say about the prophets' popularity?

9. What does Heschel say the prophets look toward?

10. What type of message did Amos bring to the people?

(see the answer keys)

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