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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. Heschel states that it is important to distinguish between the objective and subjective aspects of what?
(a) The prophetic consciousness of God.
(b) Religious sympathy.
(c) Biblical prophecy.
(d) Ecstasy.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are two unique features of a prophet?

3. What cultural/religious doctrines did Philo try to mix in his studies?

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

5. Heschel says the problem is not that we depict God incorrectly but what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is ecstasy?

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

3. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

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

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

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

8. How does Heschel describe God?

9. How does Heschel think much of the Bible should be looked at?

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

(see the answer keys)

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