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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 does Mr. Vane notice?
2. What does Vane find on his cheek and neck after he wakes?
3. What does Vane want the woman to know?
4. What does Vane want to become?
5. For what does Raven use Vane's house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Vane's encounter with a frightened woman in Bulika.
2. How does Vane interact with the white Leopardess?
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. Describe what happens at the Sexton's Cottage before they go through the inner door.
6. Why does Vane follow the woman?
7. Why do the Little Ones weep and why does Vane worry about his interaction with them?
8. What happens after Vane eats a tiny apple?
9. How does Vane continue to try to resurrect the fresh corpse of the woman?
10. What does Lona tell Vane about Little Ones and what is his response?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Vane is told that moral laws are fundamentally the same everywhere not matter what world one lives in. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say moral laws are fundamentally the same everywhere not matter what world one lives in? (page 40 of text).
2. How would you respond to a book where the "good" people violate fundamental moral laws of the "real" world...for example: What if it is considered acceptable and good behavior to murder, rape, or steal?
3. There are diverse cultures in the "real" world who differ as to what they think is good or bad behavior. Discuss three behaviors you think are likely to be or should be considered immoral no matter what time/space/dimension, etc.... Are those behaviors present in Lilith? Are they considered immoral?
Essay Topic 2
The idea of identity appears throughout Lilith. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of identity throughout LILITH. Whose identities change? Whose stay the same? Is one's identity set or does it change?
2. Do you think the word "identity" is the same as the concept of "true self"? Explain your response with examples from the text.
3. Does Mr. Vane's true self change or does his perception of who he is change? Explore this question fully with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 3
There are a number of places where Mr. Vane expresses his loneliness and even suggests that being close to an animal would be better than nothing. It is human companionship that he seems to yearn for above all else. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze the concept of loneliness throughout Lilith. Who seems lonely? Why are they lonely? Do they recognize the situation? What do they do to remedy their loneliness?
2. Is loneliness always a negative thing? What can be learned from loneliness? When does loneliness go from being a positive learning experience to an unhealthy situation? Discuss these question with both examples from the text and in your own experience.
3. Medical and scientific studies have suggested that people who live alone with no family, few friends and no pets tend to die sooner than those with some connections. Even people who are isolated but have a pet(s) seem to live longer than the completely alone. Research the topic, write a synopsis of your research and relate it to Lilith.
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