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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 Akin think about humans and Earth?
2. What happens to Jodahs as he is traveling with Tomas and Jesusa?
3. Why do Akin and his captors leave the second village in the middle of the night?
4. Why is Tiikuchahk going to stay around Akin?
5. What does the note say the men found in the village?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Tino arguing about Akin with the Oankali and what does Dichaan decide to do about it?
2. Where does Akin go and what does he find when he returns to earth? What does he tell his friends there?
3. How does Akin feel about Dichaan's plan for him?
4. How is Tino healed and what must he do for the birth of his sibling?
5. Akin realizes he needs to learn more and that he is Oankali enough to be heard when he explains about the resisters being mistreated.
6. What do Tomas and Jesusa do when Jodahs begins his second metamorphosis and what do they not know about it?
7. About what does Akin warn the two girl constructs, how do they respond and what does he ask them to do?
8. What does Akin think about Dehkiaht being with him?
9. What is Akin told about his plan for the humans?
10. 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?
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
The time this novel takes place in the future. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think technology in "real life" will have advanced as far as it has in Lilith's Brood? Do you think it will have advanced further? Explain thoroughly with examples.
2. What do you think are the difficulties of creating a setting far into the future? What are the advantages?
3. Many science fiction novels written in the early 20th century actually "predicts" some technology that is commonplace during the first decade of the 21st century. Research some early science fiction novels and discuss how much of the "pretend" technology is actually "real" now. How you think Napoleon Hill's belief that "what man can conceive and believe, man can achieve" can explain how technology in early science fiction is now a reality?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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