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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. Who is the father of Lilith's child?

2. What happens when Lilith refuses to stay with the first human she meets on the Oankali ship?

3. Why does Joseph come to Lilith's room?

4. What does Curt do to Lilith when he attacks their camp?

5. What does Tino remember from the ship when he was younger?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who do Lilith and Akin meet in the forest and what is Lilith's reaction?

2. How are the humans reacting when many of them have been woken and what does Lilith do when attacked and what does she realize?

3. What two men are the first to be awaken by Lilith, what do they think of Lilith's story and what does one of them say about their return to earth?

4. What does Jdahya tell Lilith the Oankali have discovered about the human species?

5. Who attacks Lilith's camp, what does he do, who finds Lilith and what happens to Joseph?

6. What does Jdahya tell Lilith about the sexes of the Oankali?

7. What does Jdahya tell Lilith about her group and earth and the Oankali and earth?

8. What happens when Lilith and Joseph try to hold hands and what do they know about it?

9. What does Lilith do when several men try to rape a woman?

10. What happens when Lilith is out gathering supplies and why did it happen?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Lilith's Brood, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of Lilith's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Lilith's world. Define the words as used in in Lilith's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Lilith's Brood. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Living Dead in Dallas? What word(s)?

3. Were there any words you never really understood from Lilith's Brood? Which ones?

Essay Topic 2

Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?

2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Lilith's Brood help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Lilith's Brood? Why or why not?

3. Choose one specific incident in Lilith's Brood to discuss and compare Lilith's response to how you think you would respond.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss Lilith's Brood based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if Lilith's Brood is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that Lilith's Brood is a trilogy changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

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