Final Test - Hard
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This quiz 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?
The Shadow is two-dimensional, opaque , absorbing its own shadow, and invariably accompanied by an enormous white female leopard. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze the appearance of the character "The Shadow." Is he/she/it "real"? Why do you think is is usually accompanied by the white female leopard? Do you think this implies that the Shadow is male energy?
2. There is a concept that everyone has a "shadow" side. Trace and analyze this concept as it occurs in LILITH. Does every in the book seem to have a shadow side? If their shadow side seems predominant (such as Lilith or the Giants) do they have a "light" side? Do the Little Ones have a shadow side? What about Adam? Eve? Are the Giants the shadow side of something/someone else? Who?
Chapter 1, "The Library," establishes that young Mr. Vane, an orphan and recent Oxford graduate, has an interest in the metaphysical. Discuss the following:
1. Define the term "metaphysical."
2. Discuss what elements of the metaphysical appear in Lilith, e. g.: What elements of Lilith seem outside the five senses? Give examples. What things that happen cannot be proved by normal scientific methods?
3. What challenges are there in reading a novel that is based in metaphysics?
In chapter 4, when Vane objects to not being treated as a free agent, Raven claims that once he chooses to be free, he will be free, and adds that Vane is just beginning to become an individual. Likewise, one can only make a fool of oneself. Such riddles become the bane of Vane's existence. Discuss the following:
1. Discuss and analyze two riddles that occurs in Lilith. What do you think each riddle means? Why do you think Raven talks in riddles (at least in Vane's opinion) at times?
2. Many spiritual teachers are known to speak in parables, or something akin to riddles, to their followers. Why do you think parables and riddles are used so often as teaching tools for esoteric ideas?
3. Offer a reader-response to the use of riddles in Lilith. Do they frustrate you or intrigue you? Or a little of both? Give examples and explain your response to them.
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