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. With whom do the Little Ones ally to get rid of the giants?

2. Who approaches Vane near the river bed?

3. What does Odu beg of Mara?

4. About what is the song Eve sings?

5. Who has a baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who pushes for an attack on the city and what is Vane's response?

2. How does Lilith get her hand unclenched and what happens to her?

3. What does Lona tell Vane has happened since he was last there?

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

5. Describe Lona.

6. What happens to the white cat that interrupts Raven's reading?

7. What does Lilith do in the desert and what does she demand?

8. What happens to the baby that the "fugitive mother" was carrying?

9. Describe the garret and mirror.

10. Describe Vane.

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

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

The idea of identity appears throughout Lilith. Discuss the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of identity throughout LILITH. Whose identities change? Whose stay the same? Is one's identity set or does it change?

2. Do you think the word "identity" is the same as the concept of "true self"? Explain your response with examples from the text.

3. Does Mr. Vane's true self change or does his perception of who he is change? Explore this question fully with examples from the text.

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