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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 sex does Jodahs think it will be after his metamorphosis?
2. Why does Akin remain quiet as they leave the second village in the middle of the night?
3. Why doesn't Jodahs want to mate with Marina?
4. What does one of the woman in Phoenix want to do with the two female constructs?
5. What relationship do Tomas and Jesusa share?
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. Where does Akin go and what does he find when he returns to earth? What does he tell his friends there?
4. 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?
5. What does Akin argue about concerning humans when aboard a ship with Dichaan and what is Dichaan's response?
6. 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?
7. Who comes to fight with Akin's captors and what happens to them?
8. What does Aaor do with Jodahs when he is going to heal the man and what is the result of his behavior?
9. Who do Nikanj, Jodahs and the others meet as they leave to hide from the Oankali?
10. How is Tino healed and what must he do for the birth of his sibling?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Living Dead in Dallas belongs to the science fiction genre. Discuss the following:
1. Define the literary term "genre" and give several examples of three other genres in addition to science fiction.
2. Discuss two reasons why it might be useful to label a text by genre.
3. Discuss two reasons why it might be disadvantageous to label a text by genre.
4. Discuss what your favorite genre is; give several examples and explain what you enjoy about books in that genre.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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