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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. About what is the song Eve sings?
2. Why does Vane not know his mother at first?
3. What must Vane do in the desert?
4. With what are the Little Ones plagued?
5. Who does Whitey drive off?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.
2. What is Vane contemplating about creation?
3. What happens to the baby that the "fugitive mother" was carrying?
4. What does Mara do with Lilith?
5. What does Adam explain about sleep?
6. What does Raven tell Vane back at Vane's house?
7. Who pushes for an attack on the city and what is Vane's response?
8. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
9. What does Lona tell Vane has happened since he was last there?
10. Describe the Princess's encounter with Lona.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss LILITH based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Lilith is a successful novel. Explain your rationale with specific examples.
3. Do you think the fact that LILITH is written in the 19th century changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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