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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. What does Iriarte tell Akin to do in Phoenix?
2. About what do the people of Phoenix fight while Akin is there?
3. Why does Akin spend a lot of time with Tate when he first arrives in Phoenix?
4. Why does the man in question #161 become angry with Jodahs?
5. What sex does Jodahs think it will be after his metamorphosis?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gabriel do when Akin is healing Tate and what does Akin realize?
2. What does Aaor do with Jodahs when he is going to heal the man and what is the result of his behavior?
3. What happens to Akin as he is going through change, how long will it take and what is happening in the village?
4. 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?
5. Who comes to fight with Akin's captors and what happens to them?
6. What does Jodahs say about his metamorphosis, how old is he and what does he believe he will be following his metamorphosis?
7. Akin realizes he needs to learn more and that he is Oankali enough to be heard when he explains about the resisters being mistreated.
8. How is Tino found and what do the Oankali wonder about concerning Akin?
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. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Most protagonists are a mixture of admirable traits and character flaws, and Lilith is no exception. Discuss the following:
1. Trace and analyze situations when Lilith demonstrates her special abilities such as her superhuman strength or super memory. Give specific examples to illustrate your analysis.
2. Trace and analyze Lilith's character flaws offering specific examples of these flaws in your discussion.
3. Discuss how you think Lilith's admirable traits makes her popular and able to help with many problems of her friends. Have her flaws impacted her life? Do any of her friends notice these flaws? Who? How does the reader know this?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of Lilith's Brood, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
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