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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. For what does the woman of Bulika push?
2. What pushes Vane through a little door?
3. About what is the song Eve sings?
4. What does Vane notice on the Princess's left hand?
5. Whose brain has Vane been inside?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Lona.
2. Describe the garret and mirror.
3. Describe Vane.
4. About what does Raven read from the mutilated book?
5. What does Mara do with Lilith?
6. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?
7. What does Adam explain about sleep?
8. Describe the Princess's encounter with Lona.
9. What happens to the baby that the "fugitive mother" was carrying?
10. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
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?
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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