Lilith's Brood Test | Final 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 do the humans who don't want to leave Earth still decide to do it?

2. What does Nikanj tell the family to do if they come upon resisters?

3. What does Iriarte tell Akin to do in Phoenix?

4. In Chapter 6, what has changed in Aaor's and Jodahs' relationship?

5. How do Akin's captors find a note left at the first village?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Aaor say about Jodahs after he links with him and what does Nikanj say about Jodahs?

2. Why is Tino arguing about Akin with the Oankali and what does Dichaan decide to do about it?

3. What are Akins hopes when they reach Phoenix, with whom do he and his captors stay? What does the kind man tell Akin to do in Phoenix?

4. What does Gabriel do when Akin is healing Tate and what does Akin realize?

5. Why is Akin worried the humans won't trust him and what does he ask of Tate?

6. What does Akin argue about concerning humans when aboard a ship with Dichaan and what is Dichaan's response?

7. What does Aaor do with Jodahs when he is going to heal the man and what is the result of his behavior?

8. Why is Jodahs frightened about Nikanj's information and what does Nikanj say to him?

9. Who do Nikanj, Jodahs and the others meet as they leave to hide from the Oankali?

10. What does Jodahs begin to resemble and why? Who do they find who needs healing, what is Nikanj's response and why is Jodahs wary of healing him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Butler wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Butler's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

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

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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