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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. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?
(a) Desire to leave the every day world.
(b) Desire to be connected to gods.
(c) Desire to be different.
(d) Desire to pray more deeply.

2. God's anger is great and to be feared, but God is also what?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Just.
(c) Rational.
(d) Compassionate.

3. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Philo.
(d) Alexander.

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

5. Heschel said that some of the beliefs that the prophets were frauds came from an era when people wanted what?
(a) Certainty.
(b) Rationality.
(c) Conformity.
(d) Shibboleth.

Short Answer Questions

1. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?

2. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

3. What is Karma?

4. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?

5. What is anthropopathy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What is Democritus's view of poets and divine inspiration?

8. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

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

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