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THEO 106 Midterm Exam Available Monday, March 4 (12:30 am) until Wednesday, March 6 (12:00 midnight, instead

of 3pm) Obviously, it is open book, but it will go so much easier and quicker for you if you review in advance. It will be in posted in 2 parts: objective and essay. Each part will be available for one hour after you start it. So, you do not need to do both parts at once. Once you start part 1 or part 2, you must complete it in one sitting. As noted in the syllabus, there will be a one-point reduction in the score for each minute over the allotted time. Part 1 consists of 25 multiple choice questions (2 points each) and 20 matching questions (2 sets of 10, 1 point each) for a total of 70 points worth of objective questions. Part 2 consists of 3 essay questions, which you will see below, totaling 30 points. All of the questions will be shown at once so you can backtrack and change your answers if needed. The answers to the objective part will be available for you to see when you complete it. Essay questions are graded manually, so those results will not be immediate. The exam covers modules 1-14. It is worth 10% of the final grade (100 points). To Prepare: Review the past three quizzes (through My Grades, click on your score on both pages). Review the Glossaries Recognize the difference between vocal, meditative, and contemplative prayer. Know the four Senses of Scripture (module 9). Essay Questions: 1. You have mentioned to a friend that you have studied vocal prayer in your course and your friend would like to know more about it. In complete sentences, explain: a) what vocal prayer consists of, including b) its three main forms (as found in module 4). c) For each of the three main forms of vocal prayer, provide a one-sentence example of a possible prayer. (2+3+3=8 points total) 2. Your friend also asks you if you have learned other ways of praying besides vocal prayer. In complete sentences, explain:

a) what meditative prayer is in the Christian tradition. b) Describe the four sources of input for meditation c) and what one would do with the input received. (3+6+1= 10 points total) 3. One day as you are reading from Johns Gospel, you encounter the following passage, spoken by Jesus: "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me 15just as the Father knows me and I know the Fatherand I lay down my life for the sheep. 16I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd. (John 10:1416)

Based on what you have learned in Module 9 about the Literal Sense of Scripture, respond to the following questions. (2+1+3+6=12 points total) a) In general, what is meant by the literal sense of Scripture? (The definition of literal sense) b) Sometimes a figure of speech may be used by the writer. What type of figure of speech is employed in this example? c) Name 3 of the words in the above text that indicate use of this figure of speech. d) What would you say is the literal sense of the above text? (Explain in at least 3 sentences)