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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. When did Heschel examine the state of mind of the prophets with respect to the theory of ecstasy?
(a) When they were receiving the words of God.
(b) When they were speaking.
(c) When they were prophesying.
(d) When they were praying.

2. According to Heschel, many parts of the Bible should be looked at as what?
(a) Allegories.
(b) Songs.
(c) Poems.
(d) Essays.

3. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?
(a) Knowledge.
(b) Wisdom.
(c) Apathy.
(d) Understanding.

4. Why did some scholars reject the idea of pathos?
(a) Because it isn't mentioned in the Bible.
(b) Because it involved emotions.
(c) Because it didn't involve emotions.
(d) Because of its origins.

5. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?
(a) Apathy.
(b) Union with the divine.
(c) Knowledge of one's self.
(d) Pathos.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What did the prophets talk about in addition to God's wrath and judgment?

4. In ancient times, Israel only knew God as what?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who was Marcion?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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