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 is the name of Cyrus' second son?

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

3. How does Cathy injure Adam?

4. Why are the babies crying when Cathy leaves the house?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

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

3. What causes Samuel to come talk to Adam after Cathy has been gone for more than a year?

4. How does Samuel support his family?

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

6. How do Cathy's parents die?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What happened to Cathy's parents, and what significance did this have on the plot? Who was involved in these scenes, and what did these events symbolize?

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

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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