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 job does Adam get when the war begins?

2. What does Cal think his mother is afraid of?

3. To whom does Charles leave his estate in his will?

4. What ruins Adam's first shipment to the East Coast?

5. What does Cal want to do in his future?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Kate do after meeting with Cal?

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

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

8. What information does Joe Valery uncover about Ethel?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

Sacrifice was a theme that was very prevalent in this book. Who were the characters most affected by this theme, and how did they allow sacrifice to change their lives?

Essay Topic 3

This book takes place in a few different settings. Describe some of these settings and how they affected the course of the plot. Why might Steinbeck have chosen these particular places?

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