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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 does Life become?
2. What does the monsters' hollow hold?
3. Whose brain has Vane been inside?
4. What is the Princess wiping from her mouth?
5. What does the white leopard do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What saves Vane from wolves and how do they influence Vane?
2. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?
3. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?
4. What does Mara do with Lilith?
5. What is Vane contemplating about creation?
6. What does the Princess tell Vane after Vane bathes and eats?
7. About what does Raven read from the mutilated book?
8. When Vane sees the Princess, what does she tell him when she first sees him and what does he think?
9. Describe Lona.
10. How does Lilith get her hand unclenched and what happens to her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Obviously, much of Lilith is grounded in Judeo-Christian traditions and writings. Discuss one the following:
1. Discuss five images that arise out of the Torah/Old Testament. What does each image mean in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the Torah/Old Testament? How is the meaning different?
2. Discuss five images that arise out of the Christian text called The New Testament. What does each image mean in the The New Testament? How is the meaning of the image similar in Lilith as in the The New Testament? How is the meaning different?
3. Some critics/readers have suggested that Lilith is a Christian allegory, while others say that it has elements of an allegory, but is not. Define allegory and discuss whether you think Lilith is an allegory. Give examples to support your stance.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Lilith, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot? Do you think it is harder to identify the plot in a fantasy novel than some others? Why or why not?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not.
4. The sub-title of the book Lilth is "A Romance." What is the plot that deals with a romance? Discuss the story as a "romance" and how it is structured.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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