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. About what does Akin talk to Tate?

2. About what do the people of Phoenix fight while Akin is there?

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

4. What kind of ooloia would the man in question # 161 use?

5. In Chapter 2 where do the human resisters head with Akin?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Akin feel about Dichaan's plan for him?

2. Akin realizes he needs to learn more and that he is Oankali enough to be heard when he explains about the resisters being mistreated.

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

4. What does Jodahs say about his metamorphosis, how old is he and what does he believe he will be following his metamorphosis?

5. What does Akin see at the house when he wakes up in Chapter Eight, who helps him and what do the group from Phoenix do?

6. What is Akin told about his plan for the humans?

7. What do the people who come to talk with Akin want to know? What do they have to say about his news?

8. How is Tino healed and what must he do for the birth of his sibling?

9. What do Tomas and Jesusa do when Jodahs begins his second metamorphosis and what do they not know about it?

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

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 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze one major theme of Lilith's Brood. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of Lilith's Brood. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in Lilith's Brood? Which theme in Lilith's Brood speaks to you the most in your life? Why?

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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