The Prophets Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who imprisoned Jeremiah?

2. In Hosea 9:14 instead of asking God to forgive his people he asked God to deliver them what?

3. How does Heschel describe freedom?

4. For what does Heschel say God wants his people to obey?

5. Heschel states that it is a mistake to think that what happens on earth reflects what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the prophet Micah's concern with the people?

2. Why can't God be explained, according to Heschel?

3. How did Hosea think his marriage with his wife Gomer reflected the relationship of Israel and God?

4. What type of man was a prophet, according to Heschel?

5. Why, according to Heschel, do others reject prophets?

6. Why did history cause a need for prophets?

7. What did Micah say in addition to warning the people about destruction due to their sins?

8. How does Heschel describe the words of prophecy?

9. Did the people listen to the prophet Isaiah?

10. What is meant when Samuel says "to obey is better than sacrifice"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the social issues that the prophets were addressing. What were the issues? Be sure to link specific social issues to specific prophets. What did the prophets have to say about these social issues? Did the prophets address the social issues in the same way?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Heschel's theory of pathos. Discuss what Heschel means when he says that the basis for the relationship of God and man is the divine pathos.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss nonfiction. Distinguish it from fiction. In your discussion include genres of nonfiction, their purposes, what types were used in this book, were they used well, etc.

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