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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. In Chapter 2 where do the human resisters head with Akin?
2. What does Akin argue about on the shuttle?
3. What does Aaor tell Jodahs after he links with him?
4. What does Jodahs seek when he goes into the forest?
5. What will happen to Earth when the Oankali ship leaves it?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Akin argue about concerning humans when aboard a ship with Dichaan and what is Dichaan's response?
2. Why is Jodahs frightened about Nikanj's information and what does Nikanj say to him?
3. What is Akin told about his plan for the humans?
4. What do the people who come to talk with Akin want to know? What do they have to say about his news?
5. What does Gabriel do when Akin is healing Tate and what does Akin realize?
6. Where does Akin go and what does he find when he returns to earth? What does he tell his friends there?
7. What does Tiikuchahk say about his choices in metamorphosis and how do the Oankali respond to his indecisiveness?
8. 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?
9. What does Aaor say about Jodahs after he links with him and what does Nikanj say about Jodahs?
10. Why is Tino arguing about Akin with the Oankali and what does Dichaan decide to do about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:
1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?
2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of Lilith's Brood and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why Lilith's Brood is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.
3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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?
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