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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. 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) Daniel and Zechariah.
(c) Moses and Isaiah.
(d) Micah and Jonah.

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

3. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?
(a) Apathy.
(b) Pathos.
(c) Union with the divine.
(d) Knowledge of one's self.

4. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?
(a) A commandment.
(b) Easy to explain.
(c) A mystery.
(d) A divine concept.

5. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?
(a) Taoism.
(b) Hindu.
(c) Karma.
(d) Islam.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?

3. Who said that what a poet writes is beautiful, if it is written with enthusiasm and divine inspiration?

4. When was Marcion expelled from his church?

5. One theory for prophets and their inspiration is that they had madness in them that led to what?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Heschel describe God?

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

3. How does Heschel think much of the Bible should be looked at?

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

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

6. Does Heschel say God always been considered a loving and good God?

7. How does Heschel describe the concerns of the prophets?

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

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

10. Describe one theory that Heschel discusses regarding prophets and their revelations from God.

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