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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 desires the construct children?

2. What is wrong with Joseph when Lilith finds him?

3. What are the humans speaking out about in Chapter 1?

4. Where does Nikanj have to go in Chapter 11?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Where is Lilith Iyapo when she wakes up in Chapter 1 and what is different this time then other times she's awakened? What does Lilith know about her situation?

2. Why does Nikanj take Lilith back home in Chapter 3 and what does Nikanj refuse to do when it takes her back?

3. Who is in the room when Lilith wakes in Chapter 2 and what does she learn?

4. What do Tate, Gabriel and Joseph decide to do in Chapter Three, The Training Floor and what are the humans saying about their situation?

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

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

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

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

9. Who does Lilith meet in Chapter One of Dawn and how does she feel about Jdahya?

10. What happens to Tino and Akin when they are out alone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The time this novel takes place in the future. Discuss the following:

1. Do you think technology in "real life" will have advanced as far as it has in Lilith's Brood? Do you think it will have advanced further? Explain thoroughly with examples.

2. What do you think are the difficulties of creating a setting far into the future? What are the advantages?

3. Many science fiction novels written in the early 20th century actually "predicts" some technology that is commonplace during the first decade of the 21st century. Research some early science fiction novels and discuss how much of the "pretend" technology is actually "real" now. How you think Napoleon Hill's belief that "what man can conceive and believe, man can achieve" can explain how technology in early science fiction is now a reality?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast Lilith's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?

2. In which world would you rather live in if you were human? What about if you were Oankali? Explain your response.

3. If you had an ooloi's abilities how would you use them? Use examples from Lilith's Brood and your own life to illustrate your answer.

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