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 Mr. Edwards discover how Cathy's parents died?

2. How does Charles think Cyrus came across the money for his inheritance?

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

4. What year does Cyrus die?

5. What position does Cyrus take after Adam goes to war?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

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

5. How does Kate act after Faye's death?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

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

The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivations throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.

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