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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. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?
(a) Action and speech.
(b) Love and forgiveness.
(c) Pathos and sympathy.
(d) Prayer and solitude.

2. The nature of man's response to divine reality corresponds to what?
(a) His knowledge of God.
(b) His apprehension of the divine.
(c) His religious serendipity.
(d) His prayer life.

3. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?
(a) State of consciousness and awareness.
(b) State of ecstasy.
(c) State of passivity.
(d) State of madness.

4. What does Heschel call indifference?
(a) Rational.
(b) Unjust.
(c) Evil.
(d) Good.

5. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?
(a) Terrible.
(b) Like people's wrath.
(c) Righteous and just.
(d) Vengeful.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?

2. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

3. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?

4. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?

5. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Heschel describe God?

3. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

4. What was Spinoza's idea about the prophets and does Heschel agree?

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

6. Describe one theory of the state of mind of the prophets at the time they were receiving the words of God.

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

8. What is anthropopathy?

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

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

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