Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Mr. Vane feel about the garret in the morning?
2. What kind of tree is in the ruins of a church?
3. Where does the bird comment about the weather?
4. What does Vane see but ignores?
5. Who is Vane determined to see?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
2. Why does Vane say he is unworthy to sleep in the chamber and what does he have to first do before sleeping?
3. What does the Princess tell Vane after Vane bathes and eats?
4. What does Raven call the place where Mr. Vane is and what odd things are there?
5. When Vane sees the Princess, what does she tell him when she first sees him and what does he think?
6. Why does Vane follow the woman?
7. Describe the skeleton couple Vane meets.
8. How does Vane interact with the white Leopardess?
9. Who pushes for an attack on the city and what is Vane's response?
10. What does Mr. Vane think may have happened to him and what does he do because of that?
Lilith is replete with symbols. Discuss the following:
1. Describe the garret and mirror and what each may symbolize. Do you think they are successful in what they may symbolize? Why or why not.
2. Describe the different leopards and discuss the symbolism of them.
3. Discuss Raven and why you think MacDonald may have chosen to name Adam as Raven. It will probably be helpful to research the various symbolic meanings often ascribed to the Raven.
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Lilith, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot? Do you think it is harder to identify the plot in a fantasy novel than some others? Why or why not?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.
4. The sub-title of the book Lilth is "A Romance." What is the plot that deals with a romance? Discuss the story as a "romance" and how it is structured.
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of "universal salvation" as it occurs in LILITH. What does this term mean in context of Christianity? How is it expressed in Lilith? Is this concept part of the fundamental precepts of most Christian sects? Why or why not?
2. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of greed as it occurs in LILITH. What characters are greedy? Why? Is Vane greedy when he reaches out to grasp the beautiful creature he sees (Chapter 7, p. 47). Who is able to let go of greed? How do they do so? Does anyone refuse to transform his/her greed? Who? Why?
3. Thoroughly trace and analyze the juxtaposing of beauty with evil. How are the two concepts related? What characters are beautiful? Is beauty only physical? What characters are beautiful on the outside but evil on the inside? Is the internal evil transformed to match the external beauty? With whom? How?
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