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. Who is Akin's same sex Oankali parent?

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

3. Why is Nikanj disappointed about Aaor's metamorphosis?

4. Why does Tate say she will leave Earth?

5. What relationship do Tomas and Jesusa share?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Akin think about Dehkiaht being with him?

2. Who comes to fight with Akin's captors and what happens to them?

3. What happens to Akin as he is going through change, how long will it take and what is happening in the village?

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

9. Why does Nikanj say Jodahs and Aaor have to return to the ship and how does Jodahs respond to that assertion by Nikanj?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Whenever reading a science fiction or fantasy novel, one must become familiar with new terminology that explains concepts or technology that is not a part of the "real" world. In the case of Lilith's Brood, much of the setting is familiar to the reader, though there are new ideas and terms to learn. Discuss the following:

1. Find five terms that are a part of Lilith's world that occur in the "real" world but are used differently in Lilith's world. Define the words as used in in Lilith's world and compare those five words as to how they are currently used in the American English language.

2. There are ways of learning about a new world or time when reading a science fiction or fantasy novel. Discuss the ways you were able to understand the world of Lilith's Brood. Did you have to look up any words? What does it mean to learn a word through its context? Do you have to do that in Living Dead in Dallas? What word(s)?

3. Were there any words you never really understood from Lilith's Brood? Which ones?

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

Characters are an important part of what makes Lilith's Brood interesting. Discuss the following "good" characters:

1. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Nikanj. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

2. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Akin. What are his strengths? His weaknesses? How does he contribute to the plot? Is he a sympathetic character? Is he always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

3. Thoroughly discuss and analyze Lilith. What are her strengths? Her weaknesses? How does she contribute to the plot? Is she a sympathetic character? Is she always likable? Never likable? Use specific examples to illustrate your ideas.

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