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. What worries Akin about his appearance?

2. Why does Jodahs look as he does?

3. Why might any construct be frightened of becoming ooloi?

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

5. Why didn't Akin bond with Tiikuchahk?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How is Tino found and what do the Oankali wonder about concerning Akin?

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

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

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

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

7. 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?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:

1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?

2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?

3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?

4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.

5. What type of plot do you think Lilith's Brood is? Explain your response.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze the theme of manipulation and power in Lilith's Brood. Consider the following questions as you write: What characters are most concerned with manipulation and power? Why? What are some symbols of manipulation and power? Symbols of powerlessness? What characters seem powerless?

2. Trace and analyze the theme of sacrifice in Lilith's Brood. Which characters are willing to sacrifice for the greater good? Why? Which characters seem self centered? Why? Why do you think Godfrey sacrifices himself?

3. Trace and analyze the theme of death. How does the world of Lilith's Brood seem to view death? Who tries to avoid killing? Who seems to kill for frivolous reasons? Who seems to enjoy killing? Who seems afraid of dying? Not afraid? Who meets death gracefully? In resignation? With joy? With fear?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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