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 name of Samuel's oldest daughter?

2. Why can Joe Valery not get a better job?

3. What does Aron want to do in his future?

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

5. Whom is Joe sent to spy on?

Short Essay Questions

1. What information does Joe Valery uncover about Ethel?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There were many different symbols in this book. What were these symbols, and how did their presence alter the course of the plot?

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