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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 pushes Vane through a little door?
2. How does the Army enter the city?
3. What does Lilith say she has the right to do?
4. What have the Little Ones learned to do?
5. Who does Mara become?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Raven tell Vane back at Vane's house?
2. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.
3. How does Lilith get her hand unclenched and what happens to her?
4. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
5. Who pushes for an attack on the city and what is Vane's response?
6. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?
7. What does Vane think about after he has been "pushed" back into his own world?
8. Describe Lona.
9. About what does Raven read from the mutilated book?
10. Describe the garret and mirror.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Obviously, much of Lilith is grounded in Judeo-Christian traditions and writings. Discuss one the following:
1. Discuss five images that arise out of the Torah/Old Testament. What does each image mean in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning different?
2. Discuss five images that arise out of the Christian text called The New Testament. What does each image mean in the The New Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the The New Testament? How is the meaning different?
3. Some critics/readers have suggested that Lilith is a Christian allegory, while others say that it has elements of an allegory, but is not. Define allegory and discuss whether you think Lilith is an allegory. Give examples to support your stance.
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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