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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. What prophet did God send to Nineveh?
(a) Amos.
(b) Jeremiah.
(c) Jonah.
(d) Micah.

2. Some writers in the Bible say that emotions and feelings have been inspired by whom?
(a) The devil.
(b) The Greeks.
(c) Mankind.
(d) God.

3. Heschel alludes to the fact that to describe God in any terms implies that God is what?
(a) Imperfect.
(b) Not all powerful.
(c) Sinful.
(d) Not all knowing.

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

5. One view that Heschel discusses is that an outstanding feature of a poet's consciousness is the sense of being what at the moment of inspiration?
(a) Rational.
(b) In control.
(c) Passive.
(d) Taken over by another.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to some scholars, the goal should not be pathos but what?

2. If ecstasy were a requirement for a prophet, which prophets of the Old Testament would not have been classified as prophets?

3. What does Tao mean?

4. What is the ultimate purpose of ecstasy?

5. Heschel says that Moses would have taught what kinds of rules of right living to the people?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is ecstasy?

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

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

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

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

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

7. Why does Heschel call indifference evil?

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

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

10. Who was Marcion?

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