Lilith Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Vane welcome the cold?

2. Into what does the spotted leopard turn?

3. What have the Little Ones learned to do?

4. Who has adapted to life in the trees?

5. Who interrupts Raven's reading?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of places where Mr. Vane expresses his loneliness and even suggests that being close to an animal would be better than nothing. It is human companionship that he seems to yearn for above all else. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the concept of loneliness throughout Lilith. Who seems lonely? Why are they lonely? Do they recognize the situation? What do they do to remedy their loneliness?

2. Is loneliness always a negative thing? What can be learned from loneliness? When does loneliness go from being a positive learning experience to an unhealthy situation? Discuss these question with both examples from the text and in your own experience.

3. Medical and scientific studies have suggested that people who live alone with no family, few friends and no pets tend to die sooner than those with some connections. Even people who are isolated but have a pet(s) seem to live longer than the completely alone. Research the topic, write a synopsis of your research and relate it to Lilith.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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