East of Eden Test | Mid-Book 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. What does Cyrus try to convince Adam to do when he is younger?

2. How does Adam say he got wounded?

3. How does Cathy feel about moving where Adam wants to after their marriage?

4. How does Mr. Edwards discover how Cathy's parents died?

5. To where does Cathy try to run away?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adam use to repair his new home in California?

2. How is Joseph Hamilton described by the narrator?

3. Why does Cyrus not encourage Charles to join the Army like Adam?

4. How does Cyrus' first wife die?

5. What does Cyrus say to Adam before he leaves for the Army?

6. How does Adam feel about Cathy shortly after they are married?

7. What does Adam name his boys, and why?

8. What causes Samuel to come talk to Adam after Cathy has been gone for more than a year?

9. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

10. How does Kate act after Faye's death?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the ways Liza and Samuel showed their love to each other, and how did these displays alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 2

To which character did you relate most in this book? Why? How did this character change throughout the book?

Essay Topic 3

Cal had an important choice to make after meeting his mother. What was this choice, how did he make his decision, and how did this decision affect his future in the plot?

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