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

2. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?
(a) Pathos.
(b) Sympathy.
(c) Mercy.
(d) Compassion.

3. Heschel describes God as what?
(a) The ultimate source of the universe.
(b) Father.
(c) The ultimate judge.
(d) Someone who cannot be described.

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

5. Heschel contends that the prophets were in what state of mind when they received God's call?
(a) State of passivity.
(b) State of madness.
(c) State of consciousness and awareness.
(d) State of ecstasy.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Heschel describe as not a goal, but a challenge, a commitment, a state of tension?

2. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?

3. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?

4. In what religion do you do away with all feeling and obtain a type of peace?

5. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Marcion?

2. To what does Heschel compare the descriptions of prophecy?

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

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

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

6. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

7. What is ecstasy?

8. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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