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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 kind of trade are the Oankali offering the humans?

2. What does Lilith have this time as she awakens that she hasn't been given before?

3. What does the resister say his village thinks of the Oankali?

4. What does Lilith realize about her physical strength?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. In Chapter Nine, Nursery, why is Joseph angry at Lilith and what happens when they argue?

9. About what is Akin warned and why does his family watch him closely?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Living Dead in Dallas belongs to the science fiction genre. Discuss the following:

1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to science fiction.

2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.

3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.

4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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