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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 having a friendship with God doesn't mean what?
(a) That we are equal with God.
(b) That we can understand everything about God.
(c) That we can get what we ask for.
(d) That we can stop seeking God.

2. What did God do after the prophet proclaimed the destruction of Nineveh and the people repented?
(a) God destroyed Nineveh.
(b) God told the prophet to stay in Nineveh.
(c) God relented and saved Nineveh.
(d) God let the people leave Nineveh before he destroyed it.

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

4. What does the Stoic sage aim for?
(a) Love.
(b) Apathy.
(c) Sympathy.
(d) Pathos.

5. When was Marcion expelled from his church?
(a) 150 C.E.
(b) 134 C.E.
(c) 144 C.E.
(d) 100 C.E.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel uses prophets from what regions or religions that used ecstasy to verify his viewpoint?

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

3. From the total perspective, what does Heschel say are demands rather than fulfillments?

4. What subject area did Philo develop?

5. What appears to us as wild emotionalism in the prophets, Heschel says may seem like what to the prophets themselves?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is ecstasy?

7. How does Heschel describe God?

8. What is anthropopathy?

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

10. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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