Lilith's Brood Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 one of the women attack Lilith?

2. What human does Lilith wake first?

3. How many different sexes of Jdahya's species are there?

4. What happens when Lilith refuses to stay with the first human she meets on the Oankali ship?

5. What does the person from question #38 tell Lilith when Lilith says she is a prisoner?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

4. Who is Akin and what does he look like? Who is is father and why does Lilith worry?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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