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East of Eden Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Cathy injure Adam?



2. What is Lee hired to do for Adam?



3. What kind of soil is on Samuel's land?



4. From whom does Mrs. Trask get her venereal disease?



5. What is found on the porch steps on the day Cathy's parents die?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does Ethel learn the truth about Faye's death?



2. How is George described when he is born?



3. What does Lee want to do after leaving Adam's service?



4. What is included in the first chapter of the novel?



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



6. Why does Kate keep pictures of her clients, and how does Adam feel about this?



7. What question does Cal ask Kate when he meets her?



8. How does Will make a lot of money during the war?



9. How does Samuel support his family?



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



Essay Topics

Biblical allusions were prevalent in this book, even making it into the title. What were some of these allusions, and how did their inclusion shape the course of the plot?

Power and greed were two common themes in this book. Where did they appear, and how did they differ in their manifestations?

Cal endures many trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons did he learn through these experiences?

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