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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 points out that God's wrath is what?
(a) Vengeful.
(b) Like people's wrath.
(c) Righteous and just.
(d) Terrible.

2. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?
(a) Pathos and sympathy.
(b) Action and speech.
(c) Prayer and solitude.
(d) Love and forgiveness.

3. According to Heschel, the prophetic act takes place when the prophet is aware of what?
(a) The lack of knowledge about who is the source of his inspiration.
(b) The source of his inspiration is God.
(c) The belief that something is happening to him.
(d) The lack of complete consciousness.

4. What does Heschel call indifference?
(a) Good.
(b) Rational.
(c) Unjust.
(d) Evil.

5. What were the prophets overwhelmed with in addition to emotion?
(a) The need to speak with God.
(b) The need for action.
(c) The need to go off and pray.
(d) The need to be respected.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?

2. The prophet's attitude toward divine reality is described as what?

3. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is ecstasy?

5. How does Heschel describe God?

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

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

8. Describe one theory that Heschel discusses regarding prophets and their revelations from God.

9. Describe one view of ecstasy and prophets that Heschel describes.

10. What is Heschel's theory of ecstasy and the prophets?

(see the answer keys)

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