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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer 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 pray more deeply.
(d) Desire to be different.

2. To be a prophet means to identify one's concern with what?
(a) The concern of the king.
(b) The concern of God.
(c) The concern of the prophet's people.
(d) The concern of Israel.

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

4. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?
(a) Grace and holiness.
(b) Religious fervor.
(c) Religious literature.
(d) Poetry.

5. What is Karma?
(a) An opposite to prophetic thinking.
(b) A special relationship to God.
(c) A way of life.
(d) A religion that believes in prophetic thinking.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Heschel say about a reliable diagnosis of the prophets' mental health?

3. In what belief is there no grace or repentance for sin, just cause and effect?

4. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?

5. Heschel explains that some think the prophets may have been victims of what?

(see the answer keys)

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