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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What name does the Cat-Woman use?

2. What does Vane see when he creeps back into Bulika that night?

3. About what does Vane learn?

4. What is the man in the mirror doing?

5. What is a characteristic of objects in this place?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the skeleton couple Vane meets.

2. Why does Vane go to Bulika?

3. What does Vane do at Cat-Woman's house?

4. What does Mr. Vane think may have happened to him and what does he do because of that?

5. How does Vane interact with the white Leopardess?

6. What does Raven say about prayers to Vane?

7. What does Raven call the place where Mr. Vane is and what odd things are there?

8. What does Mr. Vane ask of the raven and how does the raven respond?

9. How does Raven explain the sleepers?

10. Of what do the Little Ones warn Vane?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss the character Mr. Vane. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? How do you think his time in the other world influences who he is in the "real" world? Or does it?

2. Thoroughly discuss the character Mr. Raven/Adam. What are his strengths? Weaknesses? How does he evolve over the course of the story? (or does he?) Is he likable at the beginning of the story? At the end of the book? Is he trustworthy? Wise?

3. Why do you think there are more well-developed female characters than male characters? Discuss fully with examples.

Essay Topic 2

Obviously, much of Lilith is grounded in Judeo-Christian traditions and writings. Discuss one the following:

1. Discuss five images that arise out of the Torah/Old Testament. What does each image mean in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning different?

2. Discuss five images that arise out of the Christian text called The New Testament. What does each image mean in the The New Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the The New Testament? How is the meaning different?

3. Some critics/readers have suggested that Lilith is a Christian allegory, while others say that it has elements of an allegory, but is not. Define allegory and discuss whether you think Lilith is an allegory. Give examples to support your stance.

Essay Topic 3

The Shadow is two-dimensional, opaque , absorbing its own shadow, and invariably accompanied by an enormous white female leopard. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the appearance of the character "The Shadow." Is he/she/it "real"? Why do you think is is usually accompanied by the white female leopard? Do you think this implies that the Shadow is male energy?

2. There is a concept that everyone has a "shadow" side. Trace and analyze this concept as it occurs in LILITH. Does every in the book seem to have a shadow side? If their shadow side seems predominant (such as Lilith or the Giants) do they have a "light" side? Do the Little Ones have a shadow side? What about Adam? Eve? Are the Giants the shadow side of something/someone else? Who?

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