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

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

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

4. Who stated that since the world is so full of filth and sin a just and loving God could not have created it?
(a) Plato.
(b) Philo.
(c) Jonah.
(d) Marcion.

5. Heschel admits that pathos is both a paradox and what?
(a) A mystery.
(b) A commandment.
(c) Easy to explain.
(d) A divine concept.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Heschel points out that God's wrath is what?

3. Who declared ecstasy to be a definitive mark of a prophet?

4. Heschel contrasts God to other deities, who unlike God, did not have what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe one theory of the state of mind of the prophets at the time they were receiving the words of God.

3. What is one difference between apathy and pathos, as explained by Heschel?

4. Who was Marcion?

5. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

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

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

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

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