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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Whose brain has Vane been inside?
2. Who tramples the Giants?
3. Who has adapted to life in the trees?
4. What does Life become?
5. Why does Vane exist?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
Essay Topic 3
She calls the Little Ones "careless little Lovers" who do not know their own names. When Vane wonders about his own true name, she declares that this is unimportant. In many cultures, names are considered sacred and one who knows someone else's "true" name has power over that person. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly trace and analyze the concept of names in Lilith. Does a person have more than one name? Why or why not? How is a true name given? Why use more than one name?
2. How does Vane's relationship change to others as he learns their names? (For example, when he figures out that Raven is actually Adam from the creation story in Genesis.)
3. Do you think Lilith's name changes as she finally agrees to sleep (true death)? Why or why not.
4. Why do you think the Little Ones do not know their own names? Why does Lona know her name? What do you think will change about the Little Ones as they (if they) learn their names?
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