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. Why might any construct be frightened of becoming ooloi?

2. Why does Jodahs look as he does?

3. What will Akin do after he bonds with Tiikuchahk?

4. What urge will come upon Akin when he begins metamorphosis?

5. Why would Akin's opinions hold little sway with the Oankali?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

3. What does Tiikuchahk say about his choices in metamorphosis and how do the Oankali respond to his indecisiveness?

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

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

6. Where does Akin go and what does he find when he returns to earth? What does he tell his friends there?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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