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. How does Cathy get what she wants from people?

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

3. How does Cyrus lose his leg?

4. What is the name of Samuel's wife?

5. What does Adam ask Samuel for help with?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How do Charles and Adam take the news of their large inheritance?

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

4. What does Mr. Edwards do when he takes Cathy back to her hometown?

5. What does Cathy's father do when she tries to run away?

6. How does Cyrus' first wife die?

7. Whom does Adam blame for the sad state of his boys?

8. How does Samuel support his family?

9. How do Cathy's parents die?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Betrayal was a theme introduced near the very beginning of this book. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters were most affected by it?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How did the relationship between Adam and Kate change throughout the course of the plot, and how did these changes affect the characters around them?

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