This is a college-level Bible as Literature midterm exam. I've been using this midterm format for five years, and it is just the right challenge level for students. This midterm covers the Old Testament stories covered in the course. I break the semester/course down into two parts: (1) Old Testament and (2) New Testament, and this midterm follows that format.
This exam sheet includes an answer key for the identifications but not for essays, as essay questions are meant to be open-ended. That said, the IDs are also a bit open-ended as well, since students are also asked to identify significance of the passages. The "answers" I provided here are examples, but certainly good answers are not limited to these responses.
My answer-key material is written in green font, for your convenience.
Features and Format of the Exam:
Part I: Identification: Students identify the character(s) and stories of the passages included. The students choose 5 out of 8 identification questions, leaving the other 3 blank. (5 IDs, 10 points each = 50 points)
Part II: Essay Question: The student chooses an essay topic (choice of 6). (Essay question counts for a total of 50 points.)
IDs = 50 points (50%); Essay = 50 points (50%) for a total of 100 points.
Note on Length: The actual exam sheet you will give to students is 2 pages long, so it is easy to distribute on one sheet, printed front and back. The version included here with the answer key is 5 pages long.