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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 can get what we ask for.
(b) That we can stop seeking God.
(c) That we can understand everything about God.
(d) That we are equal with God.

2. What attitude does Heschel take to other points of view that he uses in his book?
(a) Supportive.
(b) Disparaging.
(c) Respectful.
(d) Derogatory.

3. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?
(a) Bizarre rules.
(b) Simple rules.
(c) Unusual rules.
(d) Complex rules.

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

5. What does Heschel believe drives a person's desire for ecstasy?
(a) Desire to pray more deeply.
(b) Desire to be connected to gods.
(c) Desire to be different.
(d) Desire to leave the every day world.

Short Answer Questions

1. Heschel looks at the theory of ecstasy but limits it to what?

2. How is God's love to man shown?

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

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

5. Another theory regarding the inspiration of the prophets regarded the prophetic act as what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What is ecstasy?

5. What is anthropopathy?

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

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

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

9. How does Heschel describe God?

10. Why does Heschel think it is hard for people to understand the wrath of God?

(see the answer keys)

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