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

2. What gift does Cathy's new boss give her after she leaves Adam?

3. What is the name of Cathy's new boss after she leaves Adam?

4. What is the name of the city Samuel and his wife move to?

5. How do Cathy's classmates feel about her?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Lee ask Samuel for help with when the well is being dug?

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

4. How do Cathy's parents die?

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

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

7. How does Cyrus' first wife die?

8. What does Cathy do on her wedding night, and why?

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

10. What happens after Adam fights with Samuel in his house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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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