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 Cathy get a job doing after she leaves Adam?

2. Where does Cathy offer to take her boss on a trip?

3. What is the name of Samuel's wife?

4. What does the doctor say Cathy's boss died of?

5. In what state does the story take place?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Samuel support his family?

3. What gift does Faye give to Kate after she had been working for a little while?

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

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

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

7. How do Cathy's parents die?

8. What does Adam hire Lee to do?

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

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 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 2

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Steinbeck have chosen these particular places?

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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