Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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. 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?
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
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.
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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