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 does George Hamilton sell?

2. Who knew that Lee would not stay away from the family long?

3. Why does Samuel worry about Tom?

4. What preserves the meat of a mastodon?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. How does Ethel learn the truth about Faye's death?

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

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

9. What does Tom write in his letter to Liza after Dessie's death?

10. What happens when Aron is alone with Abra?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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?

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