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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 enters Lilith's heart?
2. What does Eve do when Luva's mother refuses her?
3. Whose brain has Vane been inside?
4. Why does Vane welcome the cold?
5. What pushes Vane through a little door?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens to the baby that the "fugitive mother" was carrying?
2. Who pushes for an attack on the city and what is Vane's response?
3. Describe Vane.
4. Describe Lona.
5. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?
6. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.
7. What does Lona tell Vane has happened since he was last there?
8. What does Adam explain about sleep?
9. What is Vane told when he seems to wake up and goes outside to find the desert alive with streams and ponds?
10. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
A clear and prominent theme of LILITH is that of death. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the theme of death in LILITH. What are some symbols to represent death? Are there different types of death? Is death really death? Is death an illusion or real?
2. Discuss the attitude of the following characters towards death: Raven, Mr. Vane, The Little Ones, Cat-Woman, Eve, Lilith, Mr. Vane's grandfather.
3. After reading LILITH, if you thought it was an accurate portrayal of what death is, would you welcome it or run from it? Explain fully with examples from the text.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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