Lilith Test | Final 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. What does Eve do when Luva's mother refuses her?

2. What does Lilith ask of Mara?

3. Who does Whitey drive off?

4. What does Raven say is Vane's most foolish act?

5. What does Mara invite Lilith to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Vane.

2. What does Lona tell Vane has happened since he was last there?

3. About what does Raven read from the mutilated book?

4. What does Mara do with Lilith?

5. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?

6. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.

7. When Vane sees the Princess, what does she tell him when she first sees him and what does he think?

8. Describe the garret and mirror.

9. What does the Princess tell Vane after Vane bathes and eats?

10. How does Vane bond with a magnificent horse and what does he do with the horse?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of major woman characters in LILITH. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Lilith to Eve. How are they alike? How are they different? Who seems more authentic? Who seems wiser? Stronger? More likable?

2. Compare/contrast the two personalities of the woman first called "Cat-Woman" and then later she calls herself Mara.

3. Discuss how you think MacDonald views women from how he portrays them in LILITH. Does he see them as one-dimensional? Complex? Either good or evil (nothing in between). As equal to men? Superior or inferior to men?

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

Lilith is replete with symbols. Discuss the following:

1. Describe the garret and mirror and what each may symbolize. Do you think they are successful in what they may symbolize? Why or why not.

2. Describe the different leopards and discuss the symbolism of them.

3. Discuss Raven and why you think MacDonald may have chosen to name Adam as Raven. It will probably be helpful to research the various symbolic meanings often ascribed to the Raven.

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