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

2. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?
(a) Islam and Mesopotamia.
(b) Egypt and Greek.
(c) Egypt and Mesopotamia.
(d) Shiite and Greek.

3. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?
(a) Old Testament prophets.
(b) Early prophets.
(c) The post-exilic prophets.
(d) The literary prophets.

4. What are two unique features of a prophet?
(a) Active cooperation and self-dedication to God.
(b) Forgiveness and suppression of emotion.
(c) Silent subordination and self-love.
(d) Prayer and mercy.

5. Whose theory said that the prophets were not talking to God but were making judgments about God's desires from the information they had about God?
(a) Spinoza.
(b) Nietzsche.
(c) Goethe.
(d) Philo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?

2. Heschel links divine inspiration to what?

3. 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?

4. When the pathos of God is upon a prophet what happens?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is anthropopathy?

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

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

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

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

6. How does Heschel describe God?

7. How does Heschel describe the concerns of the prophets?

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

9. What is ecstasy?

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

(see the answer keys)

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