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. Where does Dessie want to take a trip with Tom?

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

3. Why does Cal struggle to make friends after his family moves?

4. What is the occupation of Samuel's oldest daughter's husband?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. Why does Kate keep pictures of her clients, and how does Adam feel about this?

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

8. What happens when Aron is alone with Abra?

9. What information does Joe Valery uncover about Ethel?

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

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

Essay Topic 2

Adam's business decisions had a huge impact on the plot and characters in this book. What were these business decisions, and how did their inclusion in the text affect the course of the plot? How did the different main characters respond to these decisions?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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