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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 is Tiikuchahk going to stay around Akin?
2. What does Iriarte tell Akin to do in Phoenix?
3. What does the note say the men found in the village?
4. What will happen to Earth when the Oankali ship leaves it?
5. About what do the people of Phoenix fight while Akin is there?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Akin think about Dehkiaht being with him?
2. What does Aaor say about Jodahs after he links with him and what does Nikanj say about Jodahs?
3. Akin realizes he needs to learn more and that he is Oankali enough to be heard when he explains about the resisters being mistreated.
4. What does Jodahs say about his metamorphosis, how old is he and what does he believe he will be following his metamorphosis?
5. What do the people who come to talk with Akin want to know? What do they have to say about his news?
6. What does Aaor do with Jodahs when he is going to heal the man and what is the result of his behavior?
7. Why is Tino arguing about Akin with the Oankali and what does Dichaan decide to do about it?
8. How does Akin feel about Dichaan's plan for him?
9. What happens to Akin as he is going through change, how long will it take and what is happening in the village?
10. 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?
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
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as Lilith's Brood help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading Lilith's Brood? Why or why not?
3. Choose one specific incident in Lilith's Brood to discuss and compare Lilith's response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
There are non-human sentient beings in Lilith's Brood.. Discuss the following:
1. Thoroughly discuss the Oankali. Who are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role do they play in forwarding the plot? Are they believable? Why or why not?
2. Thoroughly discuss an ooloi. What are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role does he play in forwarding the plot? Is he believable? Why or why not?
3. Thoroughly discuss a construct. What are they? What are their powers? What is their purpose? Are they "good" or "evil"? What do they look like physically? What role do they play in forwarding the plot? Are they believable? Why or why not?
4. Do you think sentient, non-human beings adds to the enjoyment of Lilith's Brood? Explain your answer.
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