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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. What do the eyes look like of the person in the room with Lilith?

2. What does Lilith learn from Tino about Tate?

3. Why does Lilith tell Nikanj to go sit in a corner in Chapter 6?

4. What about Lilith's body allowed Nikanj to heal?

5. What does Lilith offer to the resister?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 4, where do Lilith and Joseph go and why are the others following them?

2. In the Training Floor where are the humans put, why and what are they talking about?

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

4. What does Lilith find out about her memory when she allows Nikanj to work on her?

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

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

7. Why does Lilith have to stay with an ooloi and what does Nikanj ask Lilith to let it do?

8. What does Tate think about Lilith's story, what does Lilith show her and what does Tate say she is instead of a prisoner?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in Lilith's Brood.

2. Trace and analyze one major theme of Lilith's Brood. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Lilith's Brood. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?

Essay Topic 2

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Lilith's Brood and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Lilith's Brood is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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