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. In what state does the woman think she has been?
2. What happens to the worms that the Raven tosses in the air?
3. Where is Vane's grandfather?
4. What is the man in the mirror doing?
5. How will Vane learn to recognize the flower?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Vane meet Cat-Woman and how does he feel about her?
2. What happens when Vane catches up to the woman?
3. What happens after Vane eats a tiny apple?
4. Why isn't Raven very accommodating to Vane?
5. What does Mr. Vane ask of the raven and how does the raven respond?
6. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.
7. What does Vane do that is an "awful duty"?
8. What happens to the baby that the "fugitive mother" was carrying?
9. How are the sleepers described?
10. What does Raven say every human being has within?
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.
In chapter 4, when Vane objects to not being treated as a free agent, Raven claims that once he chooses to be free, he will be free, and adds that Vane is just beginning to become an individual. Likewise, one can only make a fool of oneself. Such riddles become the bane of Vane's existence. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss and analyze two riddles that occurs in Lilith. What do you think each riddle means? Why do you think Raven talks in riddles (at least in Vane's opinion) at times?
2. Many spiritual teachers are known to speak in parables, or something akin to riddles, to their followers. Why do you think parables and riddles are used so often as teaching tools for esoteric ideas?
3. Offer a reader-response to the use of riddles in Lilith. Do they frustrate you or intrigue you? Or a little of both? Give examples and explain your response to them.
She calls the Little Ones "careless little Lovers" who do not know their own names. When Vane wonders about his own true name, she declares that this is unimportant. In many cultures, names are considered sacred and one who knows someone else's "true" name has power over that person. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the concept of names in Lilith. Does a person have more than one name? Why or why not? How is a true name given? Why use more than one name?
2. How does Vane's relationship change to others as he learns their names? (For example, when he figures out that Raven is actually Adam from the creation story in Genesis.)
3. Do you think Lilith's name changes as she finally agrees to sleep (true death)? Why or why not.
4. Why do you think the Little Ones do not know their own names? Why does Lona know her name? What do you think will change about the Little Ones as they (if they) learn their names?
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