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 the narrator say will travel from the West to East Coast?

2. What is Lee hired to do for Adam?

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

4. How are Adam and Cyrus related?

5. How does Adam feel about his new wife?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Kate respond to hearing that Charles has left her an inheritance?

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

3. Why does Abra say she loves Cal instead of Aron?

4. How does Cal respond to the news that his brother died at war?

5. What does Tom write in his letter to Liza after Dessie's death?

6. What does Kate do just before she dies?

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

8. What does Kate do after meeting with Cal?

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

10. How do Cathy's parents die?

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

What are some of the ways Liza and Samuel showed their love to each other, and how did these displays alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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