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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 Aaor tell Jodahs after he links with him?
2. What is wrong with the male and female Jodahs finds in the forest?
3. Why might any construct be frightened of becoming ooloi?
4. Why does Akin spend a lot of time with Tate when he first arrives in Phoenix?
5. What has Galt not said to the other captors about Akin?
Short Essay Questions
1. About what does Akin warn the two girl constructs, how do they respond and what does he ask them to do?
2. How does Akin feel about Dichaan's plan for him?
3. What does Tiikuchahk say about his choices in metamorphosis and how do the Oankali respond to his indecisiveness?
4. What is Akin told about his plan for the humans?
5. What do the people who come to talk with Akin want to know? What do they have to say about his news?
6. Who comes to fight with Akin's captors and what happens to them?
7. Why is Akin worried the humans won't trust him and what does he ask of Tate?
8. Why is Tino arguing about Akin with the Oankali and what does Dichaan decide to do about it?
9. How is Tino found and what do the Oankali wonder about concerning Akin?
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
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
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 3
Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast Lilith's world to that of "real" life. What are the advantages to each world? The disadvantages?
2. In which world would you rather live in if you were human? What about if you were Oankali? Explain your response.
3. If you had an ooloi's abilities how would you use them? Use examples from Lilith's Brood and your own life to illustrate your answer.
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