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

2. The fundamental feature of divine reality, present in the prophet's consciousness, is described as what?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Prophetic religion.
(c) Compassion.
(d) Karma.

3. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?
(a) Respectful.
(b) Derogatory.
(c) Supportive.
(d) Disparaging.

4. What is the origin of pathos?
(a) Egyptian.
(b) Hebrew.
(c) Islamic.
(d) Greek.

5. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."
(a) Nietzsche.
(b) Goethe.
(c) Plato.
(d) Democritus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?

2. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?

3. An emotional religion of sympathy is more compatible with the prophet's mentality than a religion of what?

4. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

5. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is anthropopathy?

6. What is ecstasy?

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

8. What does Heschel say gives the prophets the courage to speak out?

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

10. What is one difference between apathy and pathos, as explained by Heschel?

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