Free Will Quiz

The 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 of 10
Many kabbalists believe that God's providence does not extend to which of the following?
Question 2 of 10
What does Abraham Joshua Heschel believe about free will?
Question 3 of 10
True or false: Jewish tradition assumes that humans’ actions are significant in the greater scheme of things.
Question 4 of 10
Which modern thinker believed that the goal of a human's development is freedom and independence?
Question 5 of 10
True or false: In antiquity, the different sects in Israel (Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes) all agreed about fate and determinism.
Question 6 of 10
Who said that "everything is foreseen [by God], yet man has the capacity to choose freely"?
Question 7 of 10
Who believed that free will doesn't really exist, but human beings need to believe it does?
Question 8 of 10
Which Jewish philosopher comes closest to asserting that humans do not have free will?
Question 9 of 10
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 10 of 10
What is the most significant problem that modern science has contributed to the free will question?

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