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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 has the desert become?
2. What does the Old Man who Vane meets claim?
3. What does the monsters' hollow hold?
4. Why does Vane exist?
5. How does the Army enter the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Raven tell Vane back at Vane's house?
2. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?
3. How does Vane bond with a magnificent horse and what does he do with the horse?
4. What does Mara do with Lilith?
5. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?
6. What does Vane think about after he has been "pushed" back into his own world?
7. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
8. How does Lilith get her hand unclenched and what happens to her?
9. Describe the garret and mirror.
10. What does the Princess tell Vane after Vane bathes and eats?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Vane is told that moral laws are fundamentally the same everywhere not matter what world one lives in. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say moral laws are fundamentally the same everywhere not matter what world one lives in? (page 40 of text).
2. How would you respond to a book where the "good" people violate fundamental moral laws of the "real" world...for example: What if it is considered acceptable and good behavior to murder, rape, or steal?
3. There are diverse cultures in the "real" world who differ as to what they think is good or bad behavior. Discuss three behaviors you think are likely to be or should be considered immoral no matter what time/space/dimension, etc.... Are those behaviors present in Lilith? Are they considered immoral?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
The idea of identity appears throughout Lilith. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze the theme of identity throughout LILITH. Whose identities change? Whose stay the same? Is one's identity set or does it change?
2. Do you think the word "identity" is the same as the concept of "true self"? Explain your response with examples from the text.
3. Does Mr. Vane's true self change or does his perception of who he is change? Explore this question fully with examples from the text.
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