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. Of what does the rising sun remind Vane?

2. What have the Little Ones learned to do?

3. What pushes Vane through a little door?

4. Where does Vane carry Lona's body?

5. What does the interrupter become after abandoning Raven?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the Princess's encounter with Lona.

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

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

4. What is Vane contemplating about creation?

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

6. How does Lilith get her hand unclenched and what happens to her?

7. What does Mara do with Lilith?

8. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.

9. What is Vane told when he seems to wake up and goes outside to find the desert alive with streams and ponds?

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

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

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 3

In Chapter 8, Vane examines some old papers. One thing written there is the sentence: "I know the outspread splendour a passing show ... it may... be lifted to reveal more wonderful things." Discuss the following:

1. Discuss the implication of the above quote as to the nature of reality.

2. The reality of the world into which Vane enters through the mirror is quite different from the "real" world which is composed of only three dimensions. Compare/contrast the properties of the "real" world (that which we live in) to the properties of the world Vane visits.

3. At the end of the book, Vane, Lona and the Little Ones are walking towards a City on top of a mountain. The suggestion is that this city is "heaven." Discuss how you think the world of this city may differ from both our earth and the world in which Bulika is set.

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