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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 subject area did Philo develop?
(a) Apathy.
(b) Religious sympathy.
(c) Biblical translations.
(d) Biblical prophecy.

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

3. When the pathos of God is upon a prophet what happens?
(a) He becomes overwhelmed.
(b) He becomes apathetic.
(c) He becomes angry.
(d) He becomes compassionate.

4. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?
(a) God relented and saved Nineveh.
(b) God let the people leave Nineveh before he destroyed it.
(c) God told the prophet to stay in Nineveh.
(d) God destroyed Nineveh.

5. What does Heschel say is an end to indifference?
(a) God.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Right thinking.
(d) Vengeance.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel call indifference?

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

3. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?

4. Jeremiah the prophet said that God delights in what?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

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

4. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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