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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 is Lilith trying to learn in Chapter 4?

2. Who is trying to help humans after the war?

3. What does Jdahya say about his people helping Earth?

4. What do Lilith and Joseph find when they arrive at the meeting place?

5. Why does Lilith like Jdahya?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Who is the first human Lilith is allowed to meet, how does the meeting go and what is the result of the meeting? What does Lilith tell the Oankali about the human?

4. What does Nikanj say about Lilith's worries?

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

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

7. What does Lilith watch Jdahya do when they leave the room and what is his explanation of his action?

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

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

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

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

Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:

1. Fully explain why you think Lilith's Brood is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?

2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.

3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.

4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?

Essay Topic 3

Lilith's Brood is written in the genre of science fiction. Discuss the following:

1. What sets science fiction apart from other genres? Discuss several characteristics of science fiction that are absent in other genres and vice versa.

2. Some people might say that science fiction is merely for entertainment? Do you agree? Explain.

3. Discuss why Lilith's Brood falls under the genre of science fiction.

4. Why do you think literary criticism breaks down fiction into genres? Do you think the labeling of genre to a work is useful to a reader? Why or why not.

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