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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 contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?
(a) Power to intervene in people's lives.
(b) Power to change history.
(c) Absolute supreme power.
(d) Power to make heaven and earth.

2. To what does Heschel compare the words of the prophet?
(a) Wind.
(b) Thunder.
(c) Running water.
(d) A breeze.

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

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. Heschel says the problem is not that we depict God incorrectly but what?
(a) He does not see depicting God as a problem.
(b) That we don't know how to depict Him.
(c) That we try to depict Him at all.
(d) That we can't depict Him.

Short Answer Questions

1. In contrast to the Stoic sage, Heschel characterizes the prophet as what?

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

3. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?

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

5. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is anthropopathy?

6. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

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

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

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

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