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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. In addition to using information from Israel's culture, Heschel uses information from what in order to understand the prophets?
(a) Islamic culture.
(b) Greek culture.
(c) Cult of the Balaam.
(d) Egyptian culture.

2. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?
(a) Religious fervor.
(b) Mental abnormalities.
(c) Illusions.
(d) Hallucinations.

3. What is anthropopathy?
(a) The attribution of God-like qualities to humans.
(b) The attribution of human qualities to animals.
(c) Personification.
(d) The attribution of human qualities to gods.

4. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?
(a) The devil.
(b) God.
(c) The Greeks.
(d) Mankind.

5. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Wisdom.
(b) Knowledge.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Understanding.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Tao mean?

2. From what civilization do we get the legacy that great poetry comes into being through madness?

3. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?

4. When talking about the inspiration for poetry, who says "One does not ask who gives."

5. What is Karma?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is ecstasy?

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. How does Heschel describe God?

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