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. Which of the following did not have his/their heart(s) hardened by God?
The Moabite king Sihon
The army of Canaan
Question 2. True or false: At his famous show-down with Ahab on Mount Carmel, the prophet Elijah insinuates that God purposely led the hearts of the sinning Israelites astray.
Question 3. Which modern thinker believed that the goal of a human's development is freedom and independence?
Abraham Joshua Heschel
Question 4. Which Christian thinker's view on free will parallels Maimonides' view?
Question 5. Which Jewish philosopher suggested that God knows the options from which we will choose, but doesn’t know the specific choice we will make?
Question 6. Which Jewish philosopher comes closest to asserting that humans do not have free will?
Question 7. Who believed that free will doesn't really exist, but human beings need to believe it does?