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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 doom and hope.
(b) Filled with tears and joy.
(c) Filled with death and destruction.
(d) Filled with repentance.

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

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

4. What did Isaiah say that God would do to those who try to honor themselves?
(a) Honor them as well.
(b) Build them a nation.
(c) Honor their fathers and mothers.
(d) Bring them to humility and dishonor.

5. According to Heschel, the land at the time of the prophets had judges and laws but they were both without what?
(a) Righteousness.
(b) Obedience.
(c) Honor.
(d) Love.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What was Micah's message?

4. Micah lived about the same time as what other prophet?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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