Lilith Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. About what is the song Eve sings?

2. Whose brain has Vane been inside?

3. From what book does Raven read?

4. What does the monsters' hollow hold?

5. What does the interrupter become after abandoning Raven?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mara do with Lilith?

2. Describe Vane's trek to buy Lililth's hand.

3. What is Vane told when he seems to wake up and goes outside to find the desert alive with streams and ponds?

4. What does Raven tell Vane back at Vane's house?

5. How does Vane bond with a magnificent horse and what does he do with the horse?

6. Describe Lona.

7. What is Vane contemplating about creation?

8. Describe the Fugitive Mother, who is the one who pushes for an attack on the city.

9. Describe Vane.

10. When Vane sees the Princess, what does she tell him when she first sees him and what does he think?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Mr. Vane desires to be helpful to the Little Ones and others he meets in the other world. Sometimes what he thinks is being helpful is actually harmful. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze three situations when Mr. Vane is trying to be helpful but the results are harmful. What is he trying to do? Why does he want to help? Is his help actually needed? What is the result of his help?

2. MacDonald seems to suggest that the "modern" world of his day was abandoning philanthropy in the pursuit of knowledge and material possessions. Discuss this idea in light of the text using examples to illustrate your thoughts.

3. In your own experience, do you think at times it is difficult to distinguish between helpfulness and causing harm? Why or why not? How can one know when to help and when to leave someone to figure things out for themselves?

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