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 is Lee hired to do for Adam?

2. What does Adam ask Samuel for help with?

3. Why are the babies crying when Cathy leaves the house?

4. What does Cathy say she is doing after she gives birth?

5. To where does Cathy try to run away?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cathy get what she wants from her classmates, and how do they feel about this?

2. How are the Hamilton daughters described by the narrator?

3. How does Samuel support his family?

4. What does Cathy do to the man who helps her deliver her babies, and how does she respond?

5. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

6. What causes Charles to distrust Cathy when he first meets her?

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

8. How do Adam and Charles meet Cathy?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Cal and Aron were similar characters in this book, and yet there were some marked differences, even though they were twins. What are some of the differences and similarities in these two dynamic characters?

Essay Topic 3

Faye was a minor character whose presence made a big difference in the plot. How did she accomplish this? What are some ways that her presence -- however brief --- alter the outcome of the plot? What would have happened differently if she had not been in the book at all?

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