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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 calms Vane at the cottage?

2. How do the prayers rise from the church?

3. What is the name of Mr. Vane's household ghost?

4. Whose papers does Vane find?

5. What does Vane find on his cheek and neck after he wakes?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What happens after Vane eats a tiny apple?

3. To where does Mr. Vane follow the figure who appears and disappears?

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

5. What comforts Vane about his father and what does Vane postulate about his father's death?

6. How are the sleepers described?

7. How does the woman act when she first stands alive?

8. Why does Vane go to Bulika?

9. What does Raven say every human being has within?

10. Why isn't Raven very accommodating to Vane?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

A clear and prominent theme of LILITH is that of death. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of death in LILITH. What are some symbols to represent death? Are there different types of death? Is death really death? Is death an illusion or real?

2. Discuss the attitude of the following characters towards death: Raven, Mr. Vane, The Little Ones, Cat-Woman, Eve, Lilith, Mr. Vane's grandfather.

3. After reading LILITH, if you thought it was an accurate portrayal of what death is, would you welcome it or run from it? Explain fully with examples from the text.

Essay Topic 3

The concept of wisdom is woven throughout LILITH. Mr. Vane, who is a well-read and educated man acts foolishly numerous times in the other world that he reaches through the mirror. Discuss the following:

1. Define the concept of wisdom. Use both an acceptable source and then your own ideas of what you believe wisdom is.

2. Trace and analyze how Vane comes to find wisdom.

3. How important do you think being wise is? How important is it to you that you be wise? Explain.

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