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 causes Adam to try to get to know Cal better?

2. What kind of shop does Dessie own?

3. What does Cal do at night while his family sleeps?

4. What does Adam want to ship to the East Coast?

5. What does Lee say is the most important word in the Bible?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Lee want to do after leaving Adam's service?

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

3. What does Kate do after meeting with Cal?

4. How does Adam feel after seeing Kate in the brothel, and what does he do?

5. What does Ethel want from Kate, and how does Kate respond to this?

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

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

8. Why does Samuel worry about his son, Tom?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Betrayal was a theme introduced near the very beginning of this book. How does this constant stream of betrayal affect the outcome of the plot, and which characters were most affected by it?

Essay Topic 3

Cal endures many trials before the end of the book. What are some of these trials and what lessons did he learn through these experiences?

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