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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. Why does Lilith agree to go along with Tate and the others?

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

3. Where are many of the humans on the Oankali ship?

4. What does Nikanj say the other humans are saying about Joseph and Lilith?

5. Why do Lilith and Akin go into the forest in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

5. What is different about Akin's intelligence and his body from humans?

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

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

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

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

10. In Chapter 2, Dawn, where does Kahguyaht take Lilith and what does he do with Lilith after that?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are non-human sentient beings in Lilith's Brood.. Discuss the following:

1. Thoroughly discuss the Oankali. Who are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role do they play in forwarding the plot? Are they believable? Why or why not?

2. Thoroughly discuss an ooloi. What are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role does he play in forwarding the plot? Is he believable? Why or why not?

3. Thoroughly discuss a construct. What are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role do they play in forwarding the plot? Are they believable? Why or why not?

4. Do you think sentient, non-human beings adds to the enjoyment of Lilith's Brood? Explain your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Lilith's Brood is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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