East of Eden Test | Final 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 occupation of Samuel's oldest daughter's husband?

2. How does Caleb realize that his mother is alive?

3. What does Adam buy from Will Hamilton?

4. When does Aron plan to talk to his father about his feelings regarding college?

5. Where does Lee want to open his bookstore?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What gives Adam the idea to ship lettuce to the East Coast?

3. Why does Samuel tell Adam the truth about Kate and her brothel house?

4. What does Dessie suggest to Tom to make their lives more exciting?

5. How does Cal discover that his mother is still alive?

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

7. What does Tom imagine after Dessie's death?

8. What does Kate know about Joe Valery, and how does she plan to use this secret information?

9. How does Will make a lot of money during the war?

10. What does Kate do when Adam tries to leave her brothel?

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

Anger is an emotion that emerged in a few very sensitive places in the plot. What are some of these instances, and how were the outcome of the plot and the characters involved in those scene affected by this anger?

Essay Topic 3

Power and greed were two common themes in this book. Where did they appear, and how did they differ in their manifestations?

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