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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. With whom do the Little Ones ally to get rid of the giants?
2. What does the monsters' hollow hold?
3. What does the interrupter become after abandoning Raven?
4. What does Mara invite Lilith to do?
5. How does the Army enter the city?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.
2. What does Lona tell Vane has happened since he was last there?
3. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.
4. Describe Lona.
5. What does Adam explain about sleep?
6. What does Mara do with Lilith?
7. When Vane sees the Princess, what does she tell him when she first sees him and what does he think?
8. What is Vane told when he seems to wake up and goes outside to find the desert alive with streams and ponds?
9. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?
10. Why does Vane say he is unworthy to sleep in the chamber and what does he have to first do before sleeping?
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
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?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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