Eden Close Test | Mid-Book 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 kind of business does Sean's father own?

2. When Andrew was a child, what kind of work did his father do?

3. What does Andrew eat for breakfast at the beginning of Chapter 2?

4. What was Eden reading the night of the shooting?

5. How does Andrew describe Eden's hair when he sees her for the first time after his mother's funeral?

Short Essay Questions

1. What important news does T.J. give Andrew when he calls to check on selling the house?

2. What kinds of gifts does Andrew bring Eden?

3. How did Sean react when Eden broke up with him?

4. What does Edith intend when she comes into Eden's room when Eden and Andrew are making love?

5. How does Andrew remember protecting his mother the night Jim was killed?

6. Why does DeSalvo come to Andrew's mother's house when Andrew is talking with Edith near the herb garden?

7. How did Eden react to her mother's show of affection when Jim was home?

8. What information does Eden reveal when Andrew persists in learning more about who she had been with in her bedroom before?

9. Describe Edith Closes' appearance at Andrew's mother's funeral.

10. What bothers Chief DeSalvo about the Close case?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Eden's arrival at the Closes' and Jim and Edith's reaction. In what way did Edith pretend to want the baby for the sake of her relationship with her husband? What were the consequences of that pretense? Quote the book to support your discussion.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the setting of the pond. What important events occur here in terms of Andrew and Eden's relationship as adults? What role does the water play in giving Eden more confidence and a sense of independence? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What kind of relationship did Andrew and Eden have most of their lives? How did Eden act on her feelings as a teen, but was rejected by Andrew? What is Andrew's response to her when he returns for his mother's funeral and sees her for the first time in nineteen years? Provide specific examples to support your answer.

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