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 year does Cyrus die?

2. Where is Samuel originally from?

3. Where does Cathy injure Adam?

4. How does Mrs. Trask die?

5. How does Adam say he got wounded?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Adam's ranch in California like?

2. How does Samuel support his family?

3. What does Cathy say to Adam shortly after she gives birth?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2

Individuality and self expression were two things that were very important to some of the major characters in this book. What are some examples of this, and how did these instances alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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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