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 do Caleb and Aaron use to hunt in the spring?

2. What does Caleb prefer to be called?

3. For what does the doctor scold Tom when Tom comes to get him to help Dessie?

4. How does Adam contact his brother after meeting with Kate?

5. Where does Dessie go after closing her shop?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What question does Cal ask Kate when he meets her?

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

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

6. How does Aron feel about his time at college?

7. What does Tom write in his letter to Will after Dessie's death?

8. What does Joe Valery hope to do while working for Kate?

9. What does Kate do after meeting with Cal?

10. Why does Abra tell Lee that she feels unworthy of Aron's love?

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

Individuality and self expression were two things that were very important to some of the major characters in this book. What are some examples of this, and how did these instances alter the course of the plot?

Essay Topic 3

Courage and fear were two attributes that were seen a number of times in this book. Where did they appear, and how did the presence of these feelings change the characters who were involved in those scenes?

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