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

2. How is God's love to man shown?
(a) By giving us a connection with God.
(b) By being righteous.
(c) By showing us what we should do.
(d) By giving us what we want.

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

4. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?
(a) Divination.
(b) Dreams.
(c) Poetry.
(d) Songs.

5. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?
(a) Vengeance.
(b) The covenant.
(c) Kindness.
(d) Repentance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

2. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?

3. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

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