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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. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?
(a) Egypt and Mesopotamia.
(b) Islam and Mesopotamia.
(c) Egypt and Greek.
(d) Shiite and Greek.

2. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?
(a) Second Isaiah and Habakkuk.
(b) Micah and Jonah.
(c) Moses and Isaiah.
(d) Daniel and Zechariah.

3. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?
(a) Jewish.
(b) Roman.
(c) Greek.
(d) Egyptian.

4. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?
(a) Poems.
(b) Allegories.
(c) Songs.
(d) Essays.

5. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Mercy.
(c) Sympathy.
(d) Compassion.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

2. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?

3. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?

4. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?

5. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel say Karma is opposed to prophetic thinking?

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

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

4. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

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

6. Describe one view of ecstasy and prophets that Heschel describes.

7. Who was Marcion?

8. How does Heschel explain the beliefs that the prophets were frauds?

9. How does Heschel describe Tao as an antithesis to the prophetic idea of God?

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

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