Free Will QuizThe paradox of human free will and God's infinite knowledge and power has troubled Jewish thinkers at every point in Jewish history. How much do you know about this debate?
Question 1. What does the term hashgahah mean?
Question 2. True or false: The Bible has examples of God announcing predetermined events and interfering with individual choices.
Question 3. Which of these problems concerned medieval philosophers?
How to reconcile free will and divine providence
How to reconcile free will and divine foreknowledge
How to ensure that human beings experience the feeling of freedom
A & B only
All of the above
Question 4. Elliot Dorff, a Conservative rabbi and theologian, has used arguments about genetic predeterminism and free will to respond to what issue?
Rights for Homosexuals
Freedom of speech
Question 5. Many kabbalists believe that God's providence does not extend to which of the following?
People who do not study Kabbalah
Question 6. Which of the following thinkers posited that having free choice is not as good a state as doing right automatically?
Question 7. Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
The Moabite king Sihon
The army of Canaan